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Impeachment "President Buhari cannot be removed with APC as majority" - Ndume says

Senator Ali Ndume stated that the Senate had not contemplated plans to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The alleged impeachment move against President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to make the headlines in most political discourse. In the middle of this controversy is the Senate, the legislative arm of government.

Speaking with journalists on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Abuja, the Senate Majority leader, Ali Ndume stated that President Buhari had not committed any impeachable offence.

He noted that the Senate had not contemplated the move adding that the Red Chambers alone cannot impeach the president.

According to Senator Ndume, the alleged move to impeach the president would fail with the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the major party in the Senate.

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"The impeachment process is a National Assembly matter not Senate. Senate alone cannot impeach the president. It is the National Assembly that can impeach the president," he said.

"It is the National Assembly and it is by a two-third majority and by clearly stating impeachable offences served on the person if he fails to respond.

"It is a process, is a long tedious process and in this country we don’t even need that; we are not even contemplating it.

"Even if anybody contemplates on it, it is not going to work because this is APC Senate; we have the majority. We don’t have a president that has issues of corruption, integrity, mismanagement.

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"We have a president that is straight forward and he doesn’t have any mismanagement or abuse of due process,”  Ndume added.

The lawmaker blamed the media for the widely misinterpreted information.

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