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Regional News of Tuesday, 2 August 2022


APC lawmakers supported impeachment move against Buhari – Senator Bulkachuwa

Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa represents Bauchi north Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa represents Bauchi north

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) senators supported the motion of serving a notice of impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, Adamu Bulkachuwa the senator representing Bauchi north has said.

Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on July 27, staged a walkout after Senate President, Ahmad Lawan prevented Senator Philip Aduda from discussing the rising insecurity and an ultimatum to Buhari after a closed-door session.

Majority of the lawmakers agreed that Buhari should be given six weeks to fix insecurity or face impeachment proceedings.

Aduda said there was a need to formally serve the president the notice, but Lawan ruled the FCT senator out of order.

Speaking on Monday in an interview on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, Bulkachuwa said: “On that day, the Senate went into closed session and it was at the closed session that these issues were discussed and without divulging so much, I can tell you that the majority of senators felt there was a need to initiate that action.”

The host, Seun Okin, then specifically asked if APC senators were among those that clamoured for the impeachment.

Bukachuwa responded: “I said it was the majority. It wasn’t a 100 percent unanimous agreement (ultimatum to impeach Buhari) per say, but the majority supported it.”