Some members of the Nigeria Senate, have called for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.
They accuse the president of spending $496 million to purchase aircraft from the United States without the approval of the National Assembly.
The senators made the call on Thursday, April 26, during plenary at the red chamber.
According to reports, Senator Matthew Uroghide representing Edo state, moved the motion, claiming that President Buhari’s move was a violation of the constitution and thus, he should face the consequences.
He urged the Senate to invoke Section 143, to start the impeachment process of the president.
Senator Chukwuka Utazi who seconded the motion, said, “This is an impeachable offence,”.
The Senate, however, referred to its Judiciary committee for legal advise for the motion raised for the impeachment of the president.
Meanwhile, the chairman House of Representatives committee on public accounts, speaking on the floor of the house, had earlier said President Muhammadu Buhari, has committed an impeachable offense by approving the withdrawal of $462 million to pay for 12 Super Tucano jets.
The president had approved the withdrawal of the fund from the Excess Crude Oil account to be paid to the United States government.
He later sent a letter to the National Assembly, that the decision was taken without their approval because the deadline given would have elapsed.