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5 Reasons Why Nigerian Senate May Impeach President Muhammadu Buhari

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PostParadise on Thu 14 Jul 2016, 8:07 am

This is a list of probable reasons why President Buhari could be untimely shown the exit door from the corridors of power by the Nigerian senate of the 8th assembly.

President Muhammadu Buhari

No Nigerian President or Head of state has ever been impeached, President Muhammadu Buhari may be the first to walk down that lonely road. Since his inauguration in office, President Buhari has become bent on poking the bear. The President seems to be at war at every front, some would say, ''He's not interested in completing his term''.

An army of powerful men from the President's own political party - the All Progressives Congress, APC and the opposition - the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may be forced to gang up and teach the President a major lesson ''this is democracy not military rule. Chief amongst those who may want the President out are Nigerian senators.

The President has been fingered in the many crisis that have rocked the 8th Senate.

On Tuesday, 12th June, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe during an executive session openly suggested that President Buhari should be impeached. Here are 5 reasons why the Senate may impeach President Buhari :

1. To save Senate President Bukola Saraki

Since Saraki became President of the senate against the wish of his party there have been multiple attempts to remove him. Today, the Senate President is one of the most embattled politicians in Nigeria. His troubles seem to have no regard for his position as Nigeria's Number three [3] citizen. In country like Nigeria, who else can trouble the Number 3 man except the numbers 1 and 2 men?

2. Northernization of Nigeria

Alot of high ranking Nigerians believe that President Muhammadu Buhari is on a mission to northernize Nigeria. His political appointments have raised major questions about the country's unity. More regions are crying for restructuring of the country. The President is fast losing even the support of Northern Senators some of whom have openly admitted that his appointments have been biased.

3. Disregard for the Senate

''it's time to call a spade a spade and the Nigerian Senate and Legislature deserves to be respected", Senator Biodun Olujimi cried out on Tuesday 12th, July. The outcry cry was caused by a recent remark by President Buhari's highest ranking appointee SGF Babachir Lawal on the National Confab and Intervention Projects.

Buhari and his appointees have shown gross disregard for the Nigerian senate and the Senators are getting tired of being disrespected. They want a President who respects their position.

4. To save their own seats

The Nigerian economy is sinking and the common man on the street is getting more dissatisfied by the day. Most people on the streets blame President Buhari for the hardship. People are increasingly dissatisfied that the President is ''fighting corruption'' while allowing his people to starve. When the Nigerian populace turn against their Senators, President Buhari may become a scapegoat.

5. Handling of 2016 Budget

Over the years, there have been rumours of major budget padding. Nigerian Senators allegedly extort the executive before any budget is passed. The 2016 budget was almost passed in the same way until stories of budget padding leaked to the press. The presidency quickly distanced itself from the misconduct and went on to submit different versions of the budget which were allegedly de-padded to the National assembly.

Without sharp practices like budget padding most senators will never recover their campaign funds. Renowned for their selfish ways, President Buhari may have to go so that Senators can recoup their lost monies.

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