The Presidency, Thursday, chided the Peoples Democratic Party for attempting to impeach President Muhammad Buhari following security collapse in the country.
Our correspondent reports that opposition PDP senators attempted to initiate Buhari’s impeachment, but was foiled by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who refused to entertain it.
Presidency’s reaction was contained on a Twitter page of Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to Buhari on media and publicity.
Shehu tweeted, “Rather than making a mockery out of voters by trying to imitate what they see in America, the opposition would be well advised that their time would be better spent tackling the pressing issues Nigerians face, such as the current global cost of living crisis.
“Their continued failure to do so goes some way to explaining why they remain in opposition.
“In contrast, President Buhari’s administration is committed to finding lasting solutions to the emerging security threats, including those left behind by the PDP in the South-South, the Northeast and throughout the federation.
“In the last 24 hours, two more Chibok girls were freed, in addition to the three brought home last week.
“These kinds of headline grabbing stunts for which the opposition is now well-known serve no one, least of all their constituents.
“We would respectfully remind them that it is those same constituents that they were elected to serve, and are paid to do so with public money.
“We would welcome their collaboration in our efforts to solve the problems Nigerians face on a daily basis. No one is asking them to waste their time attempting to impeach a democratically elected president at the end of his second term – certainly not their constituents.
“They should ask themselves: do they want to be in government or do they want to be in the headlines? If they want to be in government, they should start acting like it and stop undermining Nigerian voters.”