Some Senators in the Upper Chamber are calling for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of the $496m super Tucano fighter jets.
The Senators are asking the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to invoke Section 143 of the constitution in view of President Buhari’s approval of the extra-budgetary spending of 496 million dollars to purchase the aircraft.
Chairman Senate Committee on Public Account, Senator Mathew Urhogide, is of the opinion that “It’s a violation of Section 80 subsection 1, 2, 3, 4.
“The procedure of the expenditure is wrong. There ought to be an appropriation before such expenditure.
“I hereby request that the Senate President should invoke Section 18 of the Constitution.”
Mr Urhogide cites Orders 15, 42 & 52, says this matter should be forwarded to the appropriate committee.
“The President’s request is wrong, it’s a violation of our process, proceedings and the 1999 Constitution (as amended)”.