Osibanjo risks impeachment as senate orders him to withdraw controversial statement

ACTING PRESIDENT OSINBAJO CHAIRS PEBEC 0A&B. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo during the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council at the Presidential Villa. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 18 2017

The battle for supreme power between the Executive and the Legislative arms of government reached new height on Tuesday as federal lawmakers reportedly threatened to impeach the acting president.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

According to an exclusive report by Vanguard , strong indications emerged on Tuesday that the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo risks being impeached if the executive fails to carry out some decisions of the Senators.

It was gathered that members of the Nigerian Senate had asked Osinbajo to as a matter of urgency, withdraw his statement that the National Assembly lacks the powers to confirm nominations from the President.

The Senate has also vowed to suspend all issues relating to confirmation from the Executive until such matters of confirmation as contained in the constitution were strictly adhered to, just as it urged the Acting President to respect the constitution of the land.

The Senate has also asked Acting President Osinbajo to respect rejections of nominees by the Senate.

Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a point of Order raised by Senator Ahmed Sani, APC, Zamfara West that a letter from Acting President Osinbajo on the appointment of Lanre Gbajabiamila as the Director General, National Lottery Commission.

Soon after Senate President Bukola Saraki read the letter from the Acting President, Senator Ahmed Sani raised the point of Order which later generated hot debate from other Senators.

***This is still a developing story, Tori News will be bringing you more details as soon as it’s made available.