The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has warned National Assembly to drop impeachment process being moved against President Muhammadu Buhari over the withdrawal of $496 million for the purpose of purchasing 12 Super Tucano war planes.
It had earlier been reported that the National Assembly (NASS) is currently plotting to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
This followed a motion moved on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday 24thApril, 2018 by Senator Matthew Urhoghide.
The senator asked his colleagues in the Red Chamber to invoke Section 143 of the Nigerian Constitution to remove the president because the latter approved the sum of $496 million for the purpose of purchasing 12 Super Tucano war planes without recourse to the NASS.
Urhogide, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, insists that the president violated Section 80 of the Constitution with the approval.
But the MURIC in a statement signed by its Chairman, Prof. Isiaq Akintola and made available to newsmen in Abuja carpeted the legislators, saying the attitude of members of National Assembly is extremely hostile.
“MURIC is stupefied by the attitude of members of the NASS. It is bellicose and extremely hostile. The body language of Nigeria’s current legislators manifests an acute desertification of parliamentary acumen.
“It would have been a different story if Buhari had approved such an amount to buy more jets for the presidential fleet or for members of his family. But this is to increase the combat readiness of our own military for crying out loud! Our legislators are standing logic on its head.
“Boko Haram insurgents occupied seventeen local governments in Borno State and threatened two other states in the North East: Adamawa and Yobe because the Jonathan administration adopted a lackadaisical attitude to insecurity in the region. Money meant for the purchase of arms for the military to fight the insurgents was fraudulently shared among party faithfuls.”
The group, however, queried the reactions of former President Goodluck Jonathan when Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor’s private jet was stuffed with $9.3 million.