The Presidency has referred to threats of impeachment by senators from the opposition parties as an empty one.
The lawmakers had on Wednesday issued a six-week ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari to either tackle the security challenges bedeviling the country or be made to face impeachment.
Earlier in the day, the lawmakers staged a walkout from the chambers and threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against President Buhari should he fail to address the insecurity within the period given by the lawmakers.
Reacting to the development on Channels Television’s Politics Today, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the statesmen were merely playing to the gallery, adding that there is not much they will do after the drama which played out at the National Assembly .
“I think it was just bravado, and sadly, security is not something you subject to bravado.
“You don’t begin to issue flippant ultimatums in something that is a matter of life and death,” Adesina said.
He further averred that “those who spoke today are the minority of minorities, they will have their say as is needful in a democracy but it will not go beyond that.”
“They know in their heart of hearts that they cannot achieve what they are saying, they are just wasting the country’s time, wasting the time of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, they know that they cannot achieve it.
“The truth is that in this kind of scenario, minority will always have its say while the majority will have its way,” Adesina maintained.
While acknowledging that every Nigerian needs to be concerned about the security situation of the country, Adesina still declared that if the Senators are only troubled at this time because some incidents are now closer to them in Abuja, then there is nothing altruistic about their actions.