exegashen’t threaten Buhari with impeachment – Prominent Auchi chief fires at NASS; says legislators are engaging in ‘hungry throat politics’
– Alhaji Usman Abudah, the Dan’iya of Auchi kingdom, has said that NASS’s impeachment threat against Buhari is nothing short of hungry throat politics
– He also chided the lawmakers for their stance towards the president’s purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft; asking them if they wanted Buhari to pick up his uniform and march into war
– According to Abudah, appearing in well-starched outfits is not a sincere demonstration of showing concern for the safety of the nation
The Dan’iya of Auchi kingdom, Edo state, Alhaji Usman Abudah, has described the National Assembly’s impeachment threat against President Muhammadu Buhari as an act of “hungry throat politics”.
In a chat with newsmen in Benin, Abudah said the resolution was a “package of idle representatives of the Nigerian citizenry,” The Nation reports.
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gathers that he said the lawmakers had exposed their nonchalant attitude towards the welfare of Nigerians, by their disposition towards the purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft to enable the Nigerian military fight the Boko Haram insurgency.
He stated: “Mr President is supervising all the security agencies involved in the war against Boko Haram and is providing the needed weaponry. One is at a loss as to what the legislators want Mr President to do – to go and pick up his soldiering uniforms and march to war?
“I want to believe that our politicians should realize their functions and those of the commander in-chief, pertaining to the safety of this nation. Were it in developed countries, the Senate president ought to have stepped down from his position until the cases he is being tried for are concluded.
“While I am not advocating for sanity to be put into place through military coup, I responsibly request our elected representatives to behave by not threatening President Muhammadu Buhari with impeachment even when themselves are not behaving better.
“Intimidating President Buhari with those resolutions is nothing short of hungry throat politics. Appearing in well-starched outfits is not a sincere demonstration of showing concern for the safety of the nation.”