The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Babatunde Fashola and other members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to declare President Muhammadu Buhari incapable to discharge his functions.
In a statement on titled, ‘PDP caucus mourns, says Nigeria saddled with the circus’, Reps caucus leader, Hon. Kingsley Chinda asked FEC to invoke the provisions of Section 144 (1) of the Constitution.
He also called on Nigerians to put pressure on lawmakers to commence impeachment proceedings against Buhari for “gross incompetence and persistent and continuous breach of Section 14(2) (b) of the 1999 Constitution.”
Chinda describes as disheartening President Buhari’s failure to lead Nigerians from the front, lamenting that defenseless Nigerians are daily killed by terrorists and bandits, while the economy is being freely bled by public officers.
On the killing of 43 rice farmers in Zambarmari, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorist, the Rivers State lawmaker said the reactions from the Presidency and the military to such killings highlight a certain crassness and lame-duck attitude that has for the past five years come to define the Buhari’s presidency.
“The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives has observed with deep pain the dastardly attacks on poor farmers, which have continued unabated across the vast swathes of northern Nigeria, which act came to a sad climax over the weekend in Zabarmari, near Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria,” he said.
Hon. Chinda said from Buni Yadi, Gamboru, Baga, Gwoza, Shiroro, Konduga, Kawuri, Southern Kaduna to Benue and everywhere else in Nigeria, lives were being snatched by insurgents, bandits and kidnappers.
“We call on Nigerians across tribes, religions and political parties to wake up their National Assembly members and compel them to commence impeachment process against President Buhari to save Nigeria,” he added.