Former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has dismissed the threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the nation’s insecurity as “mere gossip”.
Recall that opposition lawmakers had threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against Buhari if the worsening security situation is not improved after six weeks.
Kalu said that no lawmaker is talking about impeaching Buhari owing to the improved security situation.
The Igbere born business man added that any attempt to raise the issue on the floor of the Senate will fail as the ruling party has the required numbers to defend the president.
The lawmaker, in a chat with newsmen at the National Assembly complex in Abuja on Tuesday, said “The issue of impeachment is a non-existing issue. Nobody is talking about it. Even if they try, they will fail because we have the numbers to resist it.
“President Buhari has done well in some areas and failed in some areas. The impeachment threat is mere gossip. It is not possible. I know that senators were agitating about insecurity. You can see that the security situation is improving.
“Generally, there is a daily improvement in security. We want to see that the tempo is sustained. When the tempo is sustained, no senator will mention impeachment of the president on the floor of the Senate.”