Former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has said that President Buhari ought to have been impeached long ago.
Senators from the opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) had on Wednesday threatened to impeach the President over the worsening insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and the country at large.
Speaking on the impeachment, the senator commended the lawmakers saying that they became more concerned about the security situation in the country as terrorists began to get access into the FCT.
He said, “I believe that all legislators, and in this respect, the senators, are concerned about the security situation in the country. Because, hardly a day goes by without people being kidnapped or killed by terrorists or bandits. And this has been going on in states in the North West.
“Now, with the contagion of these terrorist activities to the federal capital, it’s natural for the legislatures to take an action. And in this respect, I’ve seen the voice of the opposition there. The president of the Senate from the ruling party will be in a very difficult situation now. It’s either he takes the side of the people or the side of the government and his party.
“And from what I’ve seen, the senators from the ruling party are taking the side of the government from the press conference that was held by the minority caucus. They too have taken an action that is belated, because this impeachment processes ought to have started months ago.”
Sani however said they may not be able to impeach the President because the senators of the ruling party may not join in the process
He said; “They may not be able to get the required number of people to impeach him because it’s clear that the members of the ruling party in the National Assembly are hiding their faces from such an action.
”The minority in the Senate don’t have the numbers to impeach the president, but they’re now on a moral high ground, in the sense that Nigerians will be seeing them to be truly representatives, and the voice of those who are suffering,” he said.