Senate threatens Buhari with impeachment as Melaye threatens to beat up Tinubu
Strong indications emerged Tuesday that the alleged forgery case of 2015 Standing Order between the Senate and the presidency has taken a different dimension as the Senate was said to have threatened President Muhammadu Buhari with impeachment.
Part of this was when the Executive session of the Senate Tuesday went rowdy as it almost became a free for all between the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Dino Melaye, All Progressives Congress, APC, Kogi West and the Chairman, Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, APC, Lagos Central.
Soon after resumption Tuesday from its two weeks break, the Senate went into a closed door session which lasted for one to discuss among others, how to move the rd chambers forward, devoid of crisis, just as the meeting was designed to bury the hatchet among members where those with cases against the leadership of the Senate would withdraw for peace to return to the upper chambers.
At the meeting, the mood of well over ninety percent of the senators was to suspend those ‘ erring’ members in the Senate Unity Forum, SUF who have dragged the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and others to court over alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate Standing Order.
A senator who spoke with Vanguard said that the mood of the Senate was for the suspension of those senators and for the upper chambers to prove the supremacy of the legislature as well as teach the presidency and the executive a lesson that the National Assembly and the Senate in particular be left to carry out its legislative duties effectively without any interference.
According to the Senator, the Upper chambers resolved that there was no case of forgery of the Standing Orders and asked that those involved should withdraw the case from the court.