'Don't impeach President, let him go peacefully in 2019', Afenifere chieftain tells NASS

The elder statesman said impeaching Buhari now will cause unnecessary tension in the country's polity.

He, however, said Nigerians should tolerate the President till 2019 when they should vote him out.

"We should allow him go peacefully in 2019. We have just little time between now and the next election. Trying to impeach him now is not ideal. All everybody should do now is to ensure that we have a credible election and allow him go peacefully," the Independent newspaper quoted the elder statesman as saying.

The National Assembly had on Tuesday, June 5, held an emergency joint session where they agreed at a 12-point condition that Buhari must meet as failure to address the issues raised in the resolution would lead to his impeachment.

It is believed that the move by the two Chambers is in reaction to the current police investigation of the Senate President Bukola Saraki after a criminal gang implicated him.

The suspects behind the Offa robbery in Kwara State had allegedly named Saraki and the state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed as their sponsors.

The police had invited Saraki to appear for questioning but later asked him to respond to the allegation in writing.

The Senate President has since disowned the suspects, describing the allegation as "baseless".

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

My presidential ambition is to change lives of Nigerians - Lawan

My presidential ambition is to change lives of Nigerians - Lawan

Medical Association confers award on Ngige

Medical Association confers award on Ngige

Buhari joins prayers for late UAE President

Buhari joins prayers for late UAE President

8 women die in Kogi road accident

8 women die in Kogi road accident

Domestic airlines say flight prices may be increased to 100k

Domestic airlines say flight prices may be increased to 100k

We must be willing to work with whoever emerges at primaries - Osinbajo

We must be willing to work with whoever emerges at primaries - Osinbajo

Pension savings withdrawals increase for the first time in five years

Pension savings withdrawals increase for the first time in five years

Buhari signs health insurance bill; what does this mean for the average Nigerian? [Explainer]

Buhari signs health insurance bill; what does this mean for the average Nigerian? [Explainer]

2023: PDP assures aspirants of peaceful, transparent primaries in A’Ibom

2023: PDP assures aspirants of peaceful, transparent primaries in A’Ibom