The lawmaker representing Osun East senatorial district, Francis Fadahunsi, has insisted that lawmakers in the opposition have made up their minds to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if there are no changes in Nigeria’s security challenges.
He further stated that the majority of lawmakers in the National Assembly have passed vote-of-no-confidence on Buhari because of security issues in the country.
According to Fadahunsi, the aggrieved lawmakers will remove anyone, including the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan if he tries to frustrate the impeachment process.
Fadahunsi claimed that the Senate President has been frustrating all their moves against the President, despite their suggestions on how to end insecurity.
The legislator wondered why Lawan who was known for questioning the system while in the opposition now stands against such as the Senate President.
Fadahunsi while addressing newsmen on Wednesday said, “We have been talking and giving suggestions on how we could end the insecurity challenges facing the country but the Head (Senate President) is hooked to the Villa. He has been frustrating all our moves to take drastic measures against the President.
We have now made up our mind to strike now that the iron is still hot instead of wasting our time, cooperating with the Ahmad Lawan leadership while the nation is being destroyed by terrorists with no plan by the government to stop them. We won’t wait until we are all killed.
We have now decided to pull out of the ‘rubber stamp’ arrangement so that the whole of Nigeria would know that we have not been in support of the failing economy, the huge debts accumulation, falling naira, insecurity across the country and the unprecedented forms of corruption going on in the polity.
Unfortunately, the man heading us now (Lawan) was leading the opposition lawmakers before and was challenging the rots in the system then. Now, he doesn’t want anyone to challenge Buhari’s government when things are falling apart every day. Any leader that opposes such a challenge in a democratic setting must also be challenged because we are elected by the people.”
Fadahunsi, who is also the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs and Excise, accused supporters of President Buhari of stopping them from reviewing budgets when presented.
The lawmaker added that they are denied the opportunity to question MDAs and this gives such people the opportunity to do what they like.
Fadahunsi said, “Go and interview most of the senators. There is no effective oversight of the ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Buhari will bring the budget and his people here will want us to pass it as he brings it. No examinations and heads of MDAs are doing what they like.”
Speaking on the plan to impeach the President, the lawmaker said, “Those who voted for Buhari in 2015 thought he could contain the insecurity, being a former military general. Unfortunately, things were getting worse under his watch and he appeared helpless. That is why we resolved that if we come back on September 20 and discover that the situation is still the same, with no appreciable steps taken, we would impeach him.
We will first impeach anyone who says we will not impeach Buhari. If anybody tries to block us here, whether the Senate President or anyone in the Senate, we will remove the person. Mr President is finding it difficult to sack his non-performing security chiefs while those terrorising the nation are not being arrested. There was tension everywhere and something drastic had to be taken.”