The Presidency has rejected threats by some senators to begin impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari over security challenges.
Some senators from opposition political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), had given the president a six-week deadline to address the issue or face impeachment proceedings.
However, the president’s spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement on Wednesday night described the impeachment attempt as ridiculous.
He said, ”The performative and babyish antics of those senators staging a walk out notwithstanding, Senate President Ahmad Lawan’s refusal on Wednesday to entertain the ridiculous motion to impeach our President was quite appropriate and correct.
”Rather than making a mockery out of voters by trying to imitate what they see in America, the opposition would be well advised that their time would be better spent tackling the pressing issues Nigerians face, such as the current global cost of living crisis.”
Shehu said the president is working on lasting solutions to the security challenges.
Also, the minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed described as unnecessary the impeachment threat.
Mohammed, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja, said there was no need for such ultimatum, as the Federal Government is doing all it could to address the security challenges in the country.
“I want to assure you that the president is aware of all these and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow (Thursday) there’s going to be another Security Council meeting,” he said.