Senators of oppositions parties walk out of plenary after Senate President, Ahmad Lawan dismissed a motion on insecurity and impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari
The Senate president had allegedly refused the Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda, to lead the motion on the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Aduda and some other senators of the Peoples Democratic Party then walked out of the plenary.
It was learnt that some lawmakers that were displeased with the worsening security situation in the country had threatened to impeach the President.
At the commencement of the plenary on Tuesday, the lawmakers questioned the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on why the issue of insecurity was not in the Order Paper.
Aduda said: “At our closed-door meeting, we agreed that we will discuss the issue of security at plenary and then ask the president on what to do.
“We agreed that if he didn’t execute them, we will commence an impeachment notice to President Muhammadu Buhari.”
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, however stopped him.
He said: “That notice falls short of what the rule book says. You didn’t cite any part of our rules and I can’t tolerate it. You didn’t consult me. So, I can’t allow it.”