A six-week deadline has been set by opposition senators for President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with the country’s escalating insecurity or risk impeachment.
As the opposition MPs walked out of the Senate plenary yelling “Buhari must resign and Lawan should follow” in protest of the rising insecurity around the country, Senate Minority Leader Philip Aduda made this statement to media.
During the two-hour closed-door session, the Senate Minority Leader raised a point of order asking the Red Chamber to consider the matters stated.
Before adjourning, the Senate’s president, Ahmad Lawan, stated that matters relevant to both Senate operations as well as Nigerian national unity had been discussed during executive session.
Lawan declared Aduda out of order when he raised a point of order to demand for discussion of the concerns discussed in the closed session.
Angered by the decision, the Senate opposition stormed out of the chamber, screaming songs asking for President Buhari to resign.