Date: August 10, 2020, 02:32:37 AM
Reps mull Buhari’s impeachment over $496m Tucano aircraft purchase: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Kingsley Chinda from Rivers State was the first person to raise a Point of Order, saying: “There is no language on the presidential approval. The expenditure has already been secured without any approval. We cannot sit down and do nothing. National assembly is not a rubber stamp. Today , it is as if we are like dogs that cannot bark. It is an impeachable offence”.At this juncture, the atmosphere was fully charged and the thunderous shouts of “yea, yea” welcomed his remarks.
In the end, the reps will have to decide whether they are what Nigerians accuse them of being, which is a mere house of rubber-stampers who aid and abet constitutional violations, or that they actually take their roles in this democracy seriously.
MIFFED by his unilateral decision to expend the whopping $496,374,470.00 for the purchase of Super Tucano aircraft, members of the House of Representatives almost began moves to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I believe we should not be tribalised. Our letter should also include that the President needs to explain $460 million that was already spent and N4 billion spent on petroleum