The representative of Bauchi North Senatorial District, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, has said that majority of senators elected on the platform of his party, All Progressives Congress, were in support of the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over failure to tackle security challenges.
The lawmaker said this in an interview he granted Channels Television on Monday over the impeachment move.
Bulkachuwa said the decision to impeach Buhari was not immediately known by the public because it was discussed in a closed-door session of the Senate.
He said: “I can tell you that the majority of the senators were yelling that there was need to initiate that action, including the majority of APC senators.
“It wasn’t 100 per cent unanimous, but majority supported it.”
Bulkachuwa, responding to a question, said lawmakers had done their best to support the government to resolve issues affecting Nigerians.
He said: “No, it is not the question of the party per say.
“What is happening is that we in the legislative arm of government have tried all within our power, except one thing.
“In terms of financing, we have tried by making sure Mr. President has all he needs by way of budgeting.
“We try even to engage the Service Chiefs and other security personnel to find out what the problems are.
“And when they bring the problems to us, we try to provide solutions.
“And we go ahead and advice Mr. President.
“When we realise that actually it was not working, the security situation was getting worse, and even the financial situation in the country is not improving, we said we are just one arm of government and we are limited in the execution, proposing and actual enforcement of suggestions of laws and we are not responsible for all that.
“But what we can do is to draw the attention of the executive, that look we have tried everything, the only thing we have not tried, we have not drawn attention to the fact that we have constitutional responsibility to pull ears as it were by way of impeachment, by way of notice of impeachment.”