The presidency on Wednesday described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over the rising insecurity in the country as an ordinary bravado.
The PDP lawmakers had on Wednesday demanded the president’s impeachment over the killings and kidnappings by terrorists and other criminals in several parts of the country.
They walked out of the Senate chamber and chanted “Buhari must go” when the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, turned down a motion on the president’s impeachment.
The minority senators later gave Buhari a six weeks ultimatum to address the problem or face impeachment.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, who featured in a Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, described the PDP lawmakers as “the minority of the minorities” whose threat was not enough to remove his principal.
He said: “The truth is that in this kind of scenario, the minority will always have its say while the majority will have its way. You know the configuration of the National Assembly. Those who spoke today are the minority of minorities.
“They would have their say as it is needful in a democracy, but it won’t go beyond that. I think it was just bravado and very sadly, security is not something you subject to bravado.
“You don’t begin to issue flippant ultimatums in something that is a matter of life and death.
“They know in their heart of hearts that they cannot achieve what they are saying. They are just wasting the country’s time, wasting the time of the upper chamber of the national assembly; they know that they cannot achieve it.”
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