By Emmanuel Nduka
Angry Senators from opposition parties in Nigeria’s Senate on Wednesday staged a walkout following a call to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over worsening insecurity across the country.
This followed a mild drama that played out during the plenary in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Phillip Aduda, had raised a point of order asking the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to discuss the security situation in the country and the impeachment of President Buhari.
But Senator Lawan, who presided over the plenary, declined the request of the minority leader, saying the point of order raised fell flat on its face.
Angered by the action of the Senate President, all the lawmakers elected on the platforms of all political parties other than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took turns to walk out of the legislative chamber while the plenary was ongoing.
Senator Aduda later briefed journalist at the National Assembly complex on behalf of his aggrieved colleagues.
He said the Senators have issued a six-week ultimatum to President Buhari to tackle the security challenges bedevilling the country.
They agreed to commence the impeachment proceedings against the President should he fail to address the insecurity within the period given by the lawmakers.