SEE 5 Reasons Why Nigerian Senate May Impeach President Muhammadu Buhari

This is a list of probable reasons why President Buhari could be untimely shown the exit door from the corridors of power by the Nigerian senate of the 8th assembly.

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No Nigerian President or Head of state has ever been impeached, President Muhammadu Buhari may be the first to walk down that lonely road. Since his inauguration in office, President Buhari has become bent on poking the bear.

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The President seems to be at war at every front, some would say, ”He’s not interested in completing his term”.

An army of powerful men from the President’s own political party – the All Progressives Congress, APC and the opposition – the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may be forced to gang up and teach the President a major lesson ”this is democracy not military rule. Chief amongst those who may want the President out are Nigerian senators.

The President has been fingered in the many crisis that have rocked the 8th Senate.

On Tuesday, 12th June, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe during an executive session openly suggested that President Buhari should be impeached. Here are 5 reasons why the Senate may impeach President Buhari :
1. To save Senate President Bukola Saraki

Since Saraki became President of the senate against the wish of his party there have been multiple attempts to remove him. Today, the Senate President is one of the most embattled politicians in Nigeria. His troubles seem to have no regard for his position as Nigeria’s Number three [3] citizen. In country like Nigeria, who else can trouble the Number 3 man except the numbers 1 and 2 men?

2. Northernization of Nigeria

Alot of high ranking Nigerians believe that President Muhammadu Buhari is on a mission to northernize Nigeria. His political appointments have raised major questions about the country’s unity. More regions are crying for restructuring of the country. The President is fast losing even the support of Northern Senators some of whom have openly admitted that his appointments have been biased.

3. Disregard for the Senate

”it’s time to call a spade a spade and the Nigerian Senate and Legislature deserves to be respected”, Senator Biodun Olujimi cried out on Tuesday 12th, July. The outcry cry was caused by a recent remark by President Buhari’s highest ranking appointee SGF Babachir Lawal on the National Confab and Intervention Projects.

Buhari and his appointees have shown gross disregard for the Nigerian senate and the Senators are getting tired of being disrespected. They want a President who respects their position.

4. To save their own seats

The Nigerian economy is sinking and the common man on the street is getting more dissatisfied by the day. Most people on the streets blame President Buhari for the hardship. People are increasingly dissatisfied that the President is ”fighting corruption” while allowing his people to starve. When the Nigerian populace turn against their Senators, President Buhari may become a scapegoat.

5. Handling of 2016 Budget

Over the years, there have been rumours of major budget padding. Nigerian Senators allegedly extort the executive before any budget is passed. The 2016 budget was almost passed in the same way until stories of budget padding leaked to the press. The presidency quickly distanced itself from the misconduct and went on to submit different versions of the budget which were allegedly de-padded to the National assembly.

Without sharp practices like budget padding most senators will never recover their campaign funds. Renowned for their selfish ways, President Buhari may have to go so that Senators can recoup their lost monies.

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18 Comments

  1. Why should buhari wait to be impeached? He should just resign. Nigerians have never had it this baaaaaaad! We warned them but they termed us wailers. The worst part is even the few things that were inorder under Gej, buhari has destroyed them. What an infragidinitete?

    • Bros, tell me one single tin that was in order, during GEJ regime? Insecurity was the order of the day, corruption during his tenure was phenomenal, those in his camp were living the life while his own tribesmen wallow in abject poverty.
      The question is, has people’s salary decreased since PMB took over mantle of leadership? The answer is no, but instead, those holes that our commonwealth leaked through were adequately blocked, thereby truncating diversion of public funds that used to be order of the day.
      The list is endless my brother. People have been used to living beyond their means, unfortunately, that era faded away with GEJS regime. Welcome to a new day!!!

      • @ Maka before This administration dollar was less than N200, 50kg bag of rice was 12,000, states don’t owe salaries like the way it is now this just to name a few and this are the things that affect the common man. The way APC is going their chances in 2019 is will be very slim because the only thing they would has achieved then “We fought corruption” which is one sided. Forgetting now that you don’t fight corruption and leave other things that affect the common man undone.

        • @Charles, it’s obvious you are too blind to see what buhari is doing. Is it buhari that reduces the crude in the int’l market, is it buhari that engages the Niger delta avengers, u obviously know next to nothing, u are just typing trash. Go back and study your economics, may be u can now realize that a mono economy nation like Nigeria is bound to suffer when crisis comes upon that mono product. Imbecile!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Your choice of insultive words on people goes to show your level of maturity. Must we always use insult to air our opinion? Well I just hope you are still singing the same song by 2019. My candid advice to you is that you don’t have to always insult people to drive your points. Be more civil please.

        • Bro, if you know the principle of economics n the determinants of currency strengths, You will understand that countries that are into production tend to have stronger currency. What does naija produce? It’s the reason y we have weak naira against the dollar. Has nothing to do with PMB. D day we start producing n exporting, our currency grows stronger. Shikena! !

  2. @ Maka before This administration dollar was less than N200, 50kg bag of rice was 12,000, states don’t owe salaries like the way it is now this just to name a few and this are the things that affect the common man.

  3. Good talk my brother, the era of free money has gone forever, lets everyone look for genuine and sincere way to make money , not from government cover. Enough is enough. The storm will soon be over. This country has be damaged for over 16 years of misrule and it is time for the seriousness to move nigeria forward.

  4. Those impeachment apologist are mere clowns who are only trying to legalise public fund looting and public lying

  5. Make, Saburi it is either u guys are paid media agents or bigots. Buhari is a disaster.no wonder IBB and co removed him then. The removal is justified
    He is overdue for another sack.
    We are tired of his nepotism, lack of direction and general incompetence.
    Which corruption is he fighting?
    Is that our only problem?
    Common, we can continue to play the ostrich…
    PmB is a disaster..he does not have what it takes to move this country forward.all he is doing is diging up past frauds …in which all including himself are all guilty of the corruption.

    • Marty or whatever u call yourself, I have to be paid media or a bigot because I don’t belong to your school of thought? Oga, this medium is to air your views and we all have our opinion, you really have to watch your choice of words on this platform. It isn’t a place to display your uncivilised manner.
      That being said, I never heard all these criticism for 16yrs that the opposition ruled, the current was barely 1yr wen everyone, especially the whailers, started hitting their head on a brick wall. You talk about him being sacked, like u rightly said it ain’t the military era, he will spend a minimum of 3 more years and there is absolutely nothing anyone, not even you, can do about it.
      Fighting corruption might seem inconsequential to you, but it is the formidable root which our underdevelopment firmly holds on to. Have that taken care of, and we are more than half way there.

      • Maka
        obviously you are a politician…not a problem for me ..am not and will never be !
        By your definition, corruption is limited to stealing of public funds!
        nepotism, double standards, obstruction or lack of justice, intimidation and oppression of lawyers etc are not corruption.right?
        tell me if this govt is not guilty of all these
        PMB himself is a problem and so cant be a solution . he represent what has been the identity of the bane of the multifaceted problem of the Nigerian project .
        I dont have any personal thing against PMB but his divisive methods, his anti democratic actions and his mentality of seeing himself as a conqueror rather than a democratic president is appaling and every sane mind should condemn it .
        I understand politicians like you and your stand but we the ‘ordinary’ , non partisan Nigerians have a duty to also put issues straight for the benefit of others so they are not misled by your views.
        truth is even if he rules for 100 years , one day he will leave ….and if he does not leave a legacy behind , all his efforts would be a waste..
        Mandela ruled for 4 years and Qaddafi ruled for 40 years… you know the one with lasting legacy and respect ….
        it is not about next election or tenure or fights but how he is known or perceived outside his main domain.
        Nigeria is a primitive society and fundamentally , people are gullible and easily swayed due to poor comprehension and a lack of critical thinking ….
        politicians like religious leaders exploit this weakness in our populace to its maximum effect..
        a few of us like me owe it a duty to resist such …..
        if we must build a society free of corruption …the first thing is to uphold justice, fairness, equity and standard which are for now alien to us
        good morning

        • I lived in Port Harcourt while Ameachi was the Governor, he did well in his first term but his 2nd term was all scam filled with corruption. Yet he has been rewarded as a minister. Is that how to fight corruption? What PMB is doing in his fight against corruption is good and also a welcome development by all but it should not be one sided, now there are cases against his military chief yet he has been certified ok. Though Marty may have used harsh words but I believe his/her point is that corruption is not only our problem, a good leader uses good structures to fight curroption and faced other important issues as it is done every where not the way it is now in Nigeria where from the presidency, to the ministers, to the party itself every one is fighting corruption living their responsibilities undone. Their chances by 2019 may be very slim if the country still remain like this because the way things are now it may be difficult for the country to move forward because there is no blue print to make it happen. As for those calling for impeachment they should forget about it to avoid crises in the country.

          • Charles, I must say I respect the utmost maturity shown in analysing the situation. Unlike one of the whalers; who sees people of contrary views to his, as being a bigot, paid media or a politician. You certainly can put up a constructive argument, keep it up!
            I agree with your point about regarding selective war against corruption. But you will agree with me that PMB means we’ll for this country, though he might not be handling it the best way.
            What he met on assumption of office is certainly above his expectation. You will agree that even an angel from God will need sometime to fix the decay in our country. Our situation requires a total overhaul and it’s not going to happen overnight.
            If the proverb ‘it is easier to destroy than to build’ is a word to standby, then you will agree that havoc done in 16yrs will take more than 16 yrs to fix.
            It’s this bad because it’s happening at a time wen the value of our only source of income, is the lowest in its history.
            A little bit of patience n we will get there.

      • @ Maka, I lived in Port Harcourt while Ameachi was the Governor, he did well in his first term but his 2nd term was all scam filled with corruption. Yet he has been rewarded as a minister. Is that how to fight corruption? What PMB is doing in his fight against corruption is good and also a welcome development by all but it should not be one sided, now there are cases against his military chief yet he has been certified ok. Though Marty may have used harsh words but I believe his/her point is that corruption is not only our problem, a good leader uses good structures to fight curroption and faced other important issues as it is done every where not the way it is now in Nigeria where from the presidency, to the ministers, to the party itself every one is fighting corruption living their responsibilities undone. Their chances by 2019 may be very slim if the country still remain like this because the way things are now it may be difficult for the country to move forward because there is no blue print to make it happen. As for those calling for impeachment they should forget about it to avoid crises in the country.

  6. @ charles
    in 1999 when OBJ took over , Nigeria was like a dilapidated country with no functioning structures or companies . Crude sold for 10$ per barrel . country was virtually in paralysis from strikes and all sorts of evils
    OBJ despite his shortcoming (which are more of political criminality) put in place most of the structures we have today . Most times I ask myself if PMB was the president then ..how will this country be? ..probably it would have disintegrated .
    PMB is very lucky to have come at a time when all he needed to do is build on laid structures or modify existing ones to enhance their efficiency.period
    he does not need to invent the wheel!
    I had expected a presidential statesman who will be hybrid of OBJ , Yardua and GEJ. that is apply democratic principles in dealing with issues while treating every Nigerian fairly and equally but with firmness(.the bane of GEJ rule is lack of Firmness) (The bane of OBJ rule is lack of democratic principle )
    I had expected a president with fatherly heart and caring mind ..one who understand what has been the bane of our underdevelopment and who , overtime have seen clearly what exactly to do and what not to say…but alas all i see is exactly what has been wrong with the country …nepotism, double standard, intimidation, impunity, lies , false hood , injustices etc
    we cant achieve mush that way . never !
    this is my point

  7. Even if PMB jail 1000 or a million so called looters but the core values of justice, fairness, rule of law and upholding standard are not laid as foundation we wont go anywhere.
    so in otherwords, for PMB to lay a legacy , if himself is guilty he will make retribution….
    OBJ jailed former IG tafa Balogun, Alams etc but did that lead us anywhere?..those who replaced them were worse ..Why? it was more of goat scaping and withchunt than a fight for what is wrong.
    A true leader leads by example and has no favorite..others would naturally follow…
    For a fight against so called corruption to succeed..you must first ask..why is there corruption?
    when you have the answers..then you will win the war….for now we are in a long tin

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