What is your take on lawmakers’ call for President Buhari’s impeachment? 

Babatunde Taofeek
Babatunde Taofeek
Lagos

The lawmakers and the president are all same. If they were in shoes, they wouldn’t have performed any better. So, I don’t see their decision as them having the good interest of Nigerians at heart. Instead they should support him and not hide their venom beneath the incompetence of the president. The best we can do now is wait till the expiration of his regime and allow Nigerians vote in whom they want for themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Ukoh
Francis Ukoh
Abuja

Why impeachment? The situation of this county is getting worse every day. For raising the motion,I believe the Senate is up to something because I see no reason for their decision. They being motivated by their selfish interest especially that of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki plans to take a shot at the presidency which has always been his target and not the seat of the senate president. He was just using the Senate Presidency as a stepping stone to achieve his aim which by God’s grace he will never achieve it. There are many pressing issues these senators are supposed to be addressing but they will rather address issues that are irrelevant.

 

 

 

 

Motunrayo Kareem
Motunrayo Kareem
Port Harcourt

If the president of the country cannot be punished for his wrong doing now, then we will have no basis in the future to challenge another president. When you set a dangerous precedent, you are simply laying the foundation for the desecration of the institution of democracy. There should be a breakdown of how much Buharihas spent on security because what he has done is a gross violation of the Constitution of Nigeria. Although, it is worth it to spend money on security,we should be calling for the refund of that money and for due process to be followed.There has been so much bloodshed but there is the need for us not to bypass the laws of the land. I believe that we should not impeach the president but ask that the money is returned and due process is followed.

 

 

Temitayo
Temitayo
Lagos

Yes, I am in support of the president’s impeachment. This is democracy, and National Assembly (NASS) is there to check the executive. What Buhari has done is a punishable offence and disregard for constitution is an impeachable offense and no one is supposed to be above the law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Iliya
Sarah Iliya
Nasarawa

Buhari’s action concerning Nigeria’s security is not wrong; I do not agree with the decision to impeach him. Buhari withdrew money, paid for the fighter jets and then notified the Senate. If the country’s security is more important than every other thing, and the president has noticed the senate’s approval is taking longer than expected, then he had to make a quick decision. There is no reason to fault him for that. The Senate for instance has refused to pass the budget almost five months into the year; what are they doing? Buhari is the president and he can take any decision he feels will be good for the country.

 

 

 

Susan Feyintoluwa
Susan Feyintoluwa
Lagos

If we are to move forward as a nation we all should be truthful. If Buhari is wrong, he should face the punishment and should not be defended because he is the president. Buhari came in on the mandate of change, if he is doing the same thing that his predecessors did, then where is the change? What is he doing differently? He breached the constitution and if impeachment is the punishment, then he should face it.

 

 

 

 

 

Olawunmi Badmos
Olawunmi Badmos
Ibadan

Buhari broke the law then he should be removed. What happens if he gets away with this? Other incoming presidents will not bother to get approval for anything, they will just do as they like. That is called dictatorship. You being the head of the country does not mean you should not obey the law. How can the keeper of law and order take and share money without any approval? I believe that is called stealing, regardless of what the purpose of the money was for.

 

 

 

 

 

Hassan Adisa
Hassan Adisa
Ijebu

I am not in support the lawmakers, I am in support of President Buhari’s decision because national security comes first.I believe the money was sent directly to the U.S according to what the presidency stated. If this is true, then on what grounds are they calling for Buhari’s impeachment? They are fighting for a non-issue; they should fight for meaningful things that will take the country out of the problem it has found herself in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Femi Talabi
Femi Talabi
South Africa

 

Buhari cannot be impeached and I see no reason for the call. I can remember during Jonathan’s administration, Nigeria was begging USA to sell the warplanes for years and finally US government approved the sales of the warplanes after so many meetings, all thanks to the president in order to fight insurgency. Buhari has done well on this; as the president of the country, he cannot continue folding his arms while bloodsheds continues. He had to take this decision and I believe he did so for the good of the country. His tenure is almost over, so why the rush to impeach him?

 

 

 

Yahaya Washiri
Yahaya Washiri
Adamawa

Impeach who? These Senators and House of Representatives members have committed treason and should be arrested for it. I don’t think President Buhari is the only president that has approved of money without the Senate’s consent. If we go down history, we are certain to find someone who has also done the same. What the country urgently needs now is security and Buhari should be encouraged for a job well done rather than crucifying him. On a second thought, I realized that the problem our country is facing is not caused by Buhari but the way the country is being structured. I lived in the north before returning back to south in 2011. What I discovered is that Nigeria is not properly policed. When I was residing in Borno, I worked in Bama, Baga and Magmeri. The truth be told; those areas are not properly manned by security agents.Nigeria needs to be restructured as it is obvious that the current status quo won’t lead this country to a good end. Nigeria needs to be restructured and should not be in favour of only the few but for every citizens of the country.

 

Obong Harry
Obong Harry
Uyo

I feel Buhari is overdue for impeachment for so many reasons which are: non-performance of the national budget for three years; failure to protect the nation he swore an oath to secure lives and property; human rights violations. Although he did what is right but he should have got approval according to what is stated in the Nigerian constitution. We can handle things well for the country if we all decide to work in unity and not by calling on other countries to help us. That money the president used for securing jets for security should have been channelled to something that will be of good to the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Morayo Rosenje
Morayo Rosenje
Lagos

I feel the president took action based on national interest and that is why he authorised this payment. As far as I am concerned, this is the first time that money drawn from excess crude oil account is being brought to the National Assembly. Since this account has been operated on, I have never seen any expenditure that was taken to the assembly for approval. I am not in support of his impeachment because the security is the upmost thing for us now. We have to stop the bloodshed going on in the country everyday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Akintola
Deborah Akintola
Ogun

In a democracy the president must uphold the constitution as he swore to do. Buhari has violated every aspect of the Nigerian constitution. He is therefore unfit to continue as our president. We no longer have civil and constitutional rights anymore. We need a president that can uphold the constitution and the civil liberties of all Nigerians. The solution to the problem facing the country is impeaching the President. This is an issue that can be resolved between the National Assembly, Senate and the President. What they all need to do is focus on the situation the country is in.

 

 

Ladi Danladi
Ladi Danladi
Maiduguri

I am in support of the Senate initiating impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari. If we are trying to build a democracy which is fundamentally based on due process, a breach of that process is the highest level of corruption. If Buhari should get away with this offence, in future other presidents will do the same or even worse (like actually stealing the money) and they will request the same casual treatment.

 

 

 

 

  

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