Nigeria: National Assembly Threatens Buhari With Impeachment

Legislators in Nigeria on Tuesday passed resolutions threatening to invoke their powers against President Muhammadu Buhari over systematic harassment and humiliation of perceived political opponents.

The resolutions were passed at the end of a joint executive session of the National Assembly co-presided by the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

The session ended with a 12-point resolution read by Saraki. Before proceeding to the green chamber for the joint session, senators held an executive session that lasted for over an hour.

The impeachment threat is coming days after suspects arrested in connection with the Offa armed robbery attack alleged to be working as political thugs for Saraki and Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.

The police have given Saraki 48 hours, which expires Wednesday, to respond in writing to the allegations levelled against him.

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