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Insecurity: Senators give Pres. Buhari six-week ultimatum, threaten impeachment

The senators had staged a walkout from the Chambers on Wednesday in protest of the country's precarious security situation after issuing the ultimatum.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senators on Wednesday gave President Muhammadu Buhari a six-week deadline to curtail the country’s deteriorating security situation or face impeachment.

The senators had staged a walkout from the Chambers on Wednesday in protest of the country’s precarious security situation after issuing the ultimatum.

Persecondnews reports that the senators chanted a solidarity song, ”All we are saying is Buhari must go”, “Lawan must Go”, and left the chamber after President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan stopped the Minority Leader, Sen. Philip Aduda, from moving a motion to impeach Buhari over his failure to address insecurity spreading across the country.

Speaking at a press briefing after the walkout, Aduda, disclosed that the impeachment was brought up during a two-hour closed-door meeting but the Senate President did not give room for the matter to be tabled at the plenary.

He said: “We went into a closed-door session on the state of insecurity in Abuja and took cognizance that Nigeria is no longer safe.

“The Senate has recommended various measures and discovered that even Abuja is no longer safe.

“We agreed in the closed session that we will give President Muhammadu Buhari an ultimatum, but the Senate President Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan didn’t want us to raise the issue

“However, we have issued six weeks for President Buhari to resolve insecurity or be impeached. We walked out of Chambers in protest.”

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