Gershom Bassey, a National Assembly member, has said that he and other parliamentarians are serious about their effort to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
You may recall that certain MPs had gave Buhari a six-week deadline to end the unrest in the nation, failing which they will serve him with an impeachment notice.
While speaking with reporters in Calabar on August 3, 2022, Bassey confirmed the impeachment scheme and stated that it was true. However, he advised Nigerians, especially the media, not to place too much attention on the impeachment because it was only the second part of the notice to the President.
The Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District said they want to impress on the President to act swiftly within six weeks, which is the first part of their threat.
Bassey said: “I think the media somehow has missed the point of our action. The point is to ensure safety and security in our country. It is not impeachment yet, but to ensure safety and security in Nigeria. That’s why we have given a 6-week threshold within which we want the executive, particularly Mr President, to do something about security in our country.
“Our best hope is that the President will respond to what we are saying, to what we are doing. And at the end of six weeks, everything would have been sorted out.
“It is part one that should be the focus, not so much part two. Part two happens when we fail to achieve part one.”
Bassey emphasized that they will move to part two, which is the actual impeachment procedure, if the insecurity continues and the leadership does not respond as expected within these weeks.
“We are serious about the impeachment, but we will only get there if part one which is the actions against the situation in our country does not improve,” the lawmaker said.
Bassey questioned why the Abuja-Kaduna train assault victims are still in jail but no one has been detained or made to answer for what happened in Kuje prison.
He lamented the President’s inability to act to demonstrate that he was on the same side as the people.
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