Buhari Calls For Emergency Security Meeting As Senators Threaten Impeachment
President Muhammadu Buhari has convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council for today.
This comes after threats by senators to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if the present security crisis does not subside.
Nexus News gathered that the Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT), who led a walkout after Senate President Ahmad Lawan vetoed a move to debate the recent security problems, said the lawmakers had decided to a six weeks ultimatum on the president to deal with the current insecurity or face impeachment.
According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, the federal government was on top of the security challenge.
The minister spoke on the lawmakers’ threat while fielding questions after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.
Mohammed thanked the senators for their concern but said the government was on top of the security situation in the country as steps were being taken to address their anxiety over the current development.
He said: “Resolution passed by Senators, as rightly said, it was passed when we were deliberating, but we thank them for their patriotism and their concern, but we are working round the clock, 24 hours, to ensure that the situation is brought under control.
“I want to assure you that the president is aware of all these and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow, there’s going to be another Security Council meeting. So, it’s not a matter the president is taking lightly and like I’ll always say, some of the measures we’re going to take are not measures that you can discuss openly here, but we’re as concerned as you are, we’re not going to abandon our responsibility.”
Furthermore, the minister characterized the threat by terrorists to kidnap President Buhari as laughable and mere propaganda.
“As to those who have issued threats to Mr. President, I think it’s more of propaganda than anything. It’s laughable.” he said.