President Buhari should be impeached — Adegboruwa


    FOLLOWING the disagreement on the letter written by President Muhammadu Buhari appointing the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the coordinator, a human rights lawyer, Ebun Olu Adegboruwa, has called for the impeachment of President Buhari.

    Adegboruwa in a statement on Wednesday pointed out that for the President to appoint the VP as Coordinator; he has committed an impeachable offence.

    The lawyer also added that the constitutionally created office of Acting President has been circumscribed since the President is away on an indefinite medical trip abroad.

    “The VP cannot make appointments or sack anybody while the President is away. He cannot discipline any erring minister.

    “He is limited in policy decisions, as a coordinator. He has no power of control over the Cabal to whom the president has handed over power, albeit illegally.

    “The Chief of Staff was recently reported to have moved vital documents away from Aso Villa in effect, Nigeria has no leader presently. The existing office of VP is no more.

    “The Senate lacks the power to pronounce Osinbajo as Acting President, without a written resolute of both chamber of the National Assembly, through a decision taken on the floor of both chambers.

    Adegboruwa further noted that the President cannot travel for medical check up for an indefinite period of time, adding that the National Assembly should reject the letter from the President.

    “There is therefore a serious constitutional crisis. Pro government lawyers and activists, who have goaded the Buhari administration into dubious and reckless interpretations of the constitution in the past, should be held responsible for the current crisis and all acts of impunity from Aso Villa

    “In all, the National Assembly should commence impeachment proceedings against the President, for gross misconduct,” Adegboruwa said