The Senate on Monday dismissed reports that it was planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South), dismissed the reports while speaking with journalists in Abuja yesterday.
According to him, it is futile for anybody to think the Senate alone can impeach the president.
Senator Ndume insisted that the Senate cannot impeach the president and that the idea was never even contemplated.
He said, “The impeachment process is a National Assembly matter not the Senate alone. Senate cannot impeach the President. It is the National Assembly that can impeach the President. The Senate cannot impeach President Buhari.
“It is the National Assembly and it is by 2/3 majority.
“It is a process, a long tedious process and in this country we don’t even need that. We are not even contemplating it and even if anybody contemplates it, it is not going to work because this is an APC Senate.
“We have the majority. It is 60-58 senators and you need 72 senators to start off impeachment process.
“Where are they going to get the 24? Let me tell you as some of them are coming into PDP, many of them have their other legs with us in the APC”.
Ndume noted that President Buhari does not have issues of corruption, integrity or mismanagement that could be grounds for an impeachment process, adding “We have a president that is straight forward and he doesn’t have any mismanagement or abuse of due process”.