You’re Complicit In Buhari’s Failure, Presidential Candidate Blasts Senators Over Impeachment Threat

Dumebi Kachikwu, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate, has slammed the Senate over Wednesday’s impeachment threat against President Muhammadu Buhari.

Some opposition senators threatened to initiate the impeachment process over the country’s growing insecurity.


The lawmakers gave President Buhari a six-week ultimatum to address the country’s security problem or face their wrath.

The call came a day after some Nigerian Soldiers ran into an ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists, resulting in the death of a Captain and two soldiers.

But Kachikwu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the National Assembly leadership must first resign if Buhari must quit.

This, he said, was because the “National Assembly is complicit in the failure of government in the country.”


The statement reads, “I was very amused to hear some Senators and members from the lower house call for the President to be impeached. This is a self-serving call. The same people who have refused to do their jobs in the last three years have just woken up to realize that the President should be impeached.

“What exactly has happened today that is different from what has been happening since President Buhari was sworn in seven years ago for the first term and three years ago for the second term? Are the attacks today any different? Are the deaths less or more meaningful?

“Is there any life worth more than the other? Are they reacting now because Abuja is threatened? The national assembly is complicit in the failure of this government so they should ask their leadership to resign before calling on Buhari to resign.

“The checks and balances enshrined in our constitution never envisaged that Nigerians would be saddled with a spineless and self-serving legislature. Yes, Buhari has failed and should resign or be impeached but he failed because the legislature failed in their (sic) duties.

“The entire leadership of the National Assembly should also resign or be impeached.


“This is the double-edged sword called doctrine of collective responsibility.”

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