Senator Francis Fadahunsi says some Senators of the ruling All Progressives Congress also backed opposition lawmakers’ moves to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fadahunsi, who is currently representing Osun East Senatorial District in the Senate,
said the action of the opposition lawmakers, who staged a walkout following Senate President Ahmad Lawan’s unwillingness to entertain the motion raised by the Minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda on Wednesday, was to demonstrate to Nigerians that it would no longer be business as usual and that the President should either end the attacks or risk being impeached.
The lawmaker stated this while speaking with newsmen in Abuja against the backdrop of Wednesday’s protest by opposition Senators over worsening terrorists’ attacks in the country.
Fadahunsi warned that the opposition Senators have the required number, disclosing that some APC Senators who expressed concern about the plight of the ordinary citizens have assured them of cooperation.
He also warned that the six weeks ultimatum was sacrosanct, maintaining that it was up to President Buhari to end killings in Nigeria.
Fadahunsi also disclosed that the opposition lawmakers would continue to work behind the scene during the National Assembly’s long vacation with the hope to continue to carry along sympathetic APC Senators who are prepared to collaborate with them in sacking President Buhari from office.
He recalled how he first raised the issue of impeaching Buhari about two years ago, expressing regret that nobody took him seriously.
Fadahunsi said, “Remember I moved this motion two years ago that this President could offer nothing and that he should step aside.
“But the APC then, floating in the Atlantic Ocean, didn’t understand what I was saying. Now that the dangerous Atlantic Ocean is sweeping them and they have overtaken even Abuja, they are gradually seeing reasons.
“We decided at a close door session that an impeachment notice should be passed on him, but because somebody is still busy trying to protect his job, it was not possible.
“By the time we come back; that is, if all of us will come back; that is if some of us are not inflicted by the insecurity; we would all come together, regardless of our political affiliations and ask that he should go.”
During Wednesday’s plenary, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda, had in a point of order attempted to raise security concerns, but was overruled by Senate President Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan.
Angered by this development, the opposition Senators staged a walkout, expressing dissatisfaction that the Senate President refused to allow issues earlier discussed at a closed-door meeting brought before the plenary.