Following a joint session of the National Assembly yesterday, discussions were held as regards commencing impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The joint session which held behind closed doors and presided over by Senate President Bukola Saraki, lawmakers told Buhari they are ready to impeach him, unless he meets their demands and puts in place measures to safeguard the life of Nigerians and the country’s democracy.
Nigerians reacted to the news with various sentiments. While some where of the opinion that the Lawmakers were wrong, other gave their support.
See reactions from Nigerians
The ultimatum given to @MBuhari by the NASS is too little,too late. You do not warn a snake before you crush its head. You simply take your aim and strike it with one powerful and lethal blow. @MBuhari has committed many impeachable offences.Stop playing games! Impeach him NOW!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) June 6, 2018
"Impeachment of President Buhari will live and perish in the heart of those who want it…"
Ovie Omo Agege
And the enemies of the country will perish with their impeachment
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) June 6, 2018
Saraki is doing what he is doing because he knows Buhari is not a tyrant. OBJ would not have taken yesterday's action lying low. He won't have seen it as a skirmish, but as a war, and the aftershock of his reaction would have continued long after Saraki is hounded out of the NASS
— HENRY Okelue (@4eyedmonk) June 6, 2018
The point Hailers of Buhari and APC have failed to understand is that Buhari is not Nigeria. Buhari is a citizen of Nigeria. His citizenship can be revoked. Nigeria is a country and if Buhari, a citizen and President is a threat to Nigeria, Nigerians can get rid of him!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) June 6, 2018
I’m more angry with NASS than Buhari right now. This president has committed so many impeachment offenses including taking money from Excess Crude account without approval but it’s now they want to impeach him because they are under attack.
— #FreeStevenKefason (@adeyanjudeji) June 5, 2018
April 2018…NASS led by Mesujamba vowed to IMPEACH Buhari….
That same APRIL, Buhari just carry himm load, go dey do serious meeting in the UK, then with Trump…
PMB treated their noise FAYOSE-like
Now, NASS is raising 10 points+impeachment…
Guess what PMB will do? #Ignore
— Taiwo_Ajakaye (@dmightyangel) June 6, 2018
Almighty God pls make Buhari so angry & proud not to meet the NASS 10 conditions, so the National Assembly can impeach him ASAP.. Amen! pic.twitter.com/h0lxAXxkPx
— God Bless Shantel (@SweetShantel) June 5, 2018
Buhari can not remove Saraki, Saraki won't be able to muster enough votes to impeach buhari. Last last, Buhari will chop Saraki due to his executive powers. Only option for Saraki is to fight and die. If he doesn't fight, he will still die. So, die fighting
— usman ibrahim (@ikhanaib) June 5, 2018
How Buhari intends to secure himself in power in a democratic dispensation remains to be seen.
The service chiefs can't save him.
NASS can actually impeach Buhari and the military can't do anything.
2018 is not 1983.
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) June 5, 2018
Saraki has powers to impeach Buhari. Buhari has committed impeachable offenses. One is buying fighter jets without appropriation. Saraki is not helpless. If he cannot call the IGP to order, he can rattle the man that appointed him. He has the yam and knife. Let him ACT or die.
— ThankGod Ukachukwu (@kcnaija) June 4, 2018