Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the National Assembly to commence impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a series of posts on his Twitter handle, he accused the lawmakers of surrendering their powers to President Buhari.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain urged the National Assembly to impeach Buhari to regain its powers and integrity.
Fayose: “If the NASS wants to regain its power and integrity, the President should be impeached. But can this NASS bite?
“When you give a gun to a son, whose mental capacity you do not trust, you will end up being faced-down. As it is, the NASS constitutional legislative rights are already lost to the President and he is now more or less the head of the three arms of government.
“The NASS needs to stop arrogating to themselves, powers already surrendered to President Buhari.
“Or were they not the ones who turned the President to a god who must not be questioned and surrendered their rights to him? Have they forgotten how the CG of Customs shunned them?”
Fayose’s comments are coming at a time President Buhari snubbed an invitation by the House of Representatives.
Buhari was scheduled to appear before and brief lawmakers on the security challenges rocking the country to last week Thursday.
But during a recent National Executive Council of the APC, governors prevailed on the president not to appear before the National Assembly.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, also stated that the constitution gives the president exclusive rights over security and cannot be summoned by lawmakers.
He described the invitation to the president as unconstitutional, adding that it was the right of Buhari to engage the National Assembly or not.