Monday, May 8, 2017

Subtle Plans To Impeach Mr President Citing Section 144.

Barely hours after the President jetted out at midnight, reports are having it that there are subtle move by the National assembly to apply section 144 of the constitution to impeach him. The said section details provisions on the health status of a sitting President.

The President Muhammadu Buhari jetted out of the country on Sunday night to London in what is believed to be a follow up medical check up. He was earlier on medical vacation for close to two months.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Kingsley Chinda, last week presented the issue under matters of urgent importance, on the floor of the House of Representatives.

The attempt did not however scale through because the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, did not favour such matter of grave consequences due to current political tension in the country . The matter was not listed for discussion.

It is however speculated that lawmakers of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are making another attempt to either re-present it as a motion, or through the guise of a matter of privilege, on either the floor of the Senate, or the House of Representatives, this week.

Mr. Mike Ozekhome, a Human rights activist and Constitutional Lawyer is however, of the opinion that it would be impossible to get 28 out of 42 cabinet Ministers, who are appointees of the President, to invoke such constitutional provision, even if the motion sails through.

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