As NASS Draws Battle Line Against Buhari
Nigeria News takes a look at the joint meeting of the National Assembly and the impeachment threat against President Muhammadu Buhari
The National Assembly after a closed-door session that lasted for over hours on Tuesday reached a resolution to include;
Marching orders to security agencies to curtail the killings across the country and protect lives of innocent Nigerians; The harassment and humiliation by the executive or perceived political opponent by the police must be put to an end.
The lawmakers urged the executive to ensure a strict adherence to the rule of law while
President Muhammadu Buhari must be held accountable for the actions of his appointees.
The NASS wants the Federal Government to show sincerity in the fight against corruption henceforth.
They posited that the sanctity of the National Assembly must be protected. The lawmakers actually wanted the law to pursue those who invaded the National Assembly and hijacked the mace.
It also stated that it would liaise with the UN, ECOWAS parliament, EU, Civil Society Organization to save the country’s democracy.
The NASS went further to pass Vote of No Confidence on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris but pass a vote of confidence on the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara.
“And if nothing is done, the National Assembly will not hesitate to invoke its powers on the Executive,” they said.
The resolutions pointed towards impeachment plot against President Muhammadu Buhari who had failed to caution his appointees, mostly the IGP Idris.
It is clear that the president has been too silent over the power play between the police and the Senate recently. It will sound absurd if, after the whole show of shame, the president comes out to tell Nigerians that the Inspector General of Police is acting on his own.
Buhari once said that Idris failed to carry out his order over the killings in Benue and Taraba but chose to act out of presidential instruction.
The security situation in the country is worsening by the day. Instead of acting professionally, the police boss has politicised it.
To me, there was nothing inclusive discussed in Buhari’s meeting with security chiefs yesterday. The pro-Fulani herdsmen cabal is already seeing failure in the Water Resources Bill it sponsored to the National Assembly, hence a need for security meeting to discuss next lines of action to grab the land by force.
Recalled the Grazing Reserve Bill, which is dead now; Cattle’s Colonies policy died, Presidential Food Security Council in comatose, and now the Water Resources Bill which is the latest attempt to give round-the-year flourishing river troughs/banks nationwide to the Fulani herdsmen for grazing, is almost dead too.
President Muhammadu Buhari takes the issue of security serious if it will affect herdsmen and would not smile with Saraki and Dogara who have been speaking louder against the brutality of the herdsmen in some parts of the country.
The president’s intention is to clear some bills if he succeeds in removing Saraki and Dogara and install Abdullahi Adamu and Omo-Agege as Senate President and Deputy Senate President, which was the initial plan that culminated into mace stealing then.