Senators on Wednesday walked out on the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, after he allegedly refused the Minority Leader, Senator Philip Aduda, to move a motion of impeachment on President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was learnt that some lawmakers that were displeased with the worsening security situation in the country had threatened to impeach the President.
Meanwhile, 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.
According to him, “We agreed at the closed session that we should discuss the issue of insecurity in the country but the President of the Senate frustrated our efforts to discuss it at plenary.
“We noted at the closed session as the minority Caucus in the Senate, that the many resolutions passed on insecurity should be implemented.
“At the closed session we agreed that we must give the President an ultimatum that if he failed to comply with our resolutions on how to tackle insecurity within six weeks, we would move an impeachment proceedings against him.
“We expected the Senate President to brief the public on what we discussed at the closed session but he did not. He also ruled out our point of order to discuss it.”
However, the Senators across party lines addressed journalists and gave Buhari, six weeks to end the insecurity in the country or face impeachment.