The presidency on Wednesday said federal lawmakers who threaten to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening security situation in the country are making unnecessary threats and just wasting their time as they cannot carry out their threats.
Recall that Senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), have given Buhar a six-week deadline to address the security challenges or face impeachment proceedings.
However, Mohammed, speaking to State House correspondents following the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, stated that the impeachment threat is unnecessary as the Presidency is not taking the insecurity issues lightly.
The Minister said, “I want to assure you that the President is aware of all these and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow there’s going to be another Security Council meeting.
“So, it’s not a matter the President is taking lightly and like I’ll always say, some of the measures we’re going to take are not measures that you can discuss openly here, but we’re as concerned as you are, we’re not going to abandon our responsibility.”
Also, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity When speaking on Channels Television programme, Politics Today monitored by Globalgistng, described the lawmaker’s threat as empty saying they just wasting the time of Nigerians.
He said “The truth is that the minorities will have their say while the majorities will always have their way. If you know the configuration of the national assembly and the senate, those who spoke today are the minority of minorities”.
They will have their say as it is normal in a democracy but it will not go beyond that. I think it was just bravado and very sadly, security is not something you subject to bravado”.
“You don’t begin to issue flippant ultimatums in something that is a matter of life and death. They know in their hearts of heart that they cannot achieve what they are saying. They are just wasting the country’s time, wasting the time of the upper chamber of the national assembly. They know they can’t achieve it”.