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Soldier Deployment: National Assembly should have initiated impeachment proceedings against Buhari

Soldier Deployment: National Assembly should have initiated impeachment process against Buhari

Chief Mike Ahamba

Mike Ahamba, a constitutional lawyer, has criticized the National Assembly, for not initiating impeachment proceedings against presidents who have deployed troops in civil operations, without their approval.

Reports have it that Ahamba said the actions of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari and others who deployed troops in peace times without parliamentary approval were unconstitutional.

He described the current Operation Python Dance II in the southeast, the Odi and Zaki Biam military operations and the use of military during elections as infractions which ought to be punished under the doctrine of checks and balances.

According to him, ”National Assembly should explain why they have not initiated impeachment proceedings against all these presidents. If you look at section 143 of the constitution, breach of the constitution is impeachable.

Source: Naij.com

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