Senate to reconvene on Tuesday, gathers signatures for possible Buhari’s impeachment over sacked CJN

Nigeria Senate will on Tuesday reconvene to challenge Buhari over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.

The Senate has also vowed to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president on Tuesday.

A close source who spoke to the newsmen revealed that the lawmakers have already started gathering signatures from their members to formally impeachment President Muhammadu Buhari. We hope to meet the requirement of two-third before Tuesday – He said.

The lawmakers will cut short the plenary which adjourned sitting until February 19, which will be after the presidential and National Assembly elections.

However, the leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate have vowed to resist any attempt by the presiding officers of the federal parliament to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president.

A former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, spoke to Punch’s correspondents on Saturday, maintained that the President did not breach the constitution by his action.

He said, “As members of the APC in the National Assembly, we will put the nation’s interest above any parochial or sectional consideration in dealing with the issue.

“However, if anybody wants to start another trouble in the Senate over the issue, we are ready. We have the number; we have the strength because we constitute the majority.

 

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