The lawmaker representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Fatai Buhari has submitted that the National Assembly has not seen any reason to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari yet.
This is as he also called on those calling for Buhari’s impeachment to give valid reasons for their agitations.
According to the Senator, impeaching a president takes a definite process, and if not properly handled, can cause further problems in the country.
Senator Buhari made the submission when he paid a Sallah visit to a former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja.
“Impeaching the president has a process. Anybody calling for the impeachment of the president should give a genuine reason that warrants the impeachment.
“We are yet to see a reason to impeach the president. If there is a need, then, we shall table it, discuss it and the two houses must come together.
“Impeaching the president is not what someone will just wake up one day and call for. There is a procedure for it. Why do you want to cause a problem and create confusion that you cannot solve?” he submitted.
The lawmaker however agreed that there is a fundamental issue wrong with the security situation in Nigeria but the matter needs to be treated holistically rather than just blaming a person or a group of persons.
He added that the National Assembly has held several discussions on the nation’s security challenges but talking alone won’t solve the problem.
“We have no other country than Nigeria. Nigeria is our country and our home. We should try to do internal security. We should play our own part; we should not leave everything to the government alone.
“There should be local police that will be able to know the terrain. We know ourselves no matter how it can be. In the early 80s, we used to travel at night. But the level of insecurity in the country, something fundamental is missing.”
“We discussed the security issue over 30 times in the 8th Assembly, and this present 9th Assembly has also discussed it over 50 times. Let everybody be vigilant, even if we change our service chiefs many times, that cannot solve our security challenges,” the senator said.