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Senators during the Thursday’s plenary moved a motion for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, Punch reports.

The call was in respect of him failing to get the approval for the withdrawal of $496 million from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft.

Senator Matthew Uroghide, who represents Edo South District, moved the motion.

The president had breached Section 80 of the Constitution, Uroghide said, which stipulates that all government’s spending must have gone through the legislature.

According to Premium Times, Senator Chukwuka Utazi seconded the motion, saying the president’s action “is an impeachable offence.”

President Buhari had approved the sum for the purchase of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US.

He had written to the senate thereafter, saying:

Recently, approval was granted by the United States government but with a deadline, within which part payment must be made otherwise the contract relapses. In the expectation that the National Assembly will have no objection to the purchase of these highly specialised aircraft, which is critical to national security, I granted anticipatory approval for the release of $496,374,470. This was paid directly into the treasury of the United States government.

I am therefore writing seeking approval of the Senate for the sum of $496,374,470 (equivalent to N151,394, 421,035) to be included in the 2018 Appropriation Bill which the National Assembly is currently finalising. The balance of the requirement for critical operational equipment is still being collated from the different security services and will be presented in the form of a supplementary appropriation bill in due cause.

Another senator, Abu Ibrahim, representing Kaduna South, however described the move as a “PDP conspiracy.”

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, he said, also made withdrawals from the ECA without approval from the legislature.

7 Comments

  1. Na wa

    April 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I even thought they wanted to impeach him as a result of this herdsmen issue in relation to the killing of 2 catholic priests. All they are interested in is money. shior!

  2. Anonymous

    April 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    @na wa, can you see that you guys are chasing shadows. We siddon dey look Nigerianso and the leaders they deserve. If you think these noise makers have the interest of the people at heart then you are part of the problem. Buhari must go! I lafff! Do you really think oga Jona would have done a better job. Oga Senate go check up on a criminal in broad day light and they are throwing stones at PMB. Hmmmmmm most of una on this blog talk beer parlour politics, una no know what is going on behind the scenes. Continue to play, my husband cheated in the first 3yrs of marriage, I want a divorce kind of politics. This is the same guy you dated and know his weaknesses, or were you coerced. Until we learn the word perseverance, integrity, discipline and consistencycling, we are not going anywhere as a nation. And no prayer can change things without your input. Lest I forget, channel your energy in getting shelter for what is coming on this nation. It’s much deeper than this.

  3. Cmbo

    April 26, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    If they can do that successfully, it wouldn’t be too bad.

    • omomo

      April 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      are the impeachers not all thieves ??? its only when it comes to money and power the house of assembly rises with loud voices to “act”……i have never heard any of these MFkers make trouble for bad roads , hospitals and schools ..rabbish

    • tunmi

      April 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

      It’s their right to but it would be bad for Nigerians

      But this herdsmen issue…where is the Benue police?

    • Aare farmland

      April 27, 2018 at 1:50 am

      Benue police? They need a special security task force. Herdsmen are migratory, we will need a criminal database and DNA collection system. Herdsmen registration system at every local government they migrate to. The sad thing is everybody that did research on the issue since 1970s saw this coming but for whatever reason government continue to make herding an informal business activity while a lot of herders are stubbornly independent.

  4. Mamamia

    April 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    We talk too much in this country, that has always been our problem.

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