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NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by bolaayenimo: 7:16am On Dec 07, 2020
The refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to re­place the service chiefs de­spite repeated calls by the National Assembly and oth­er eminent Nigerians will be the major point of dis­cussion when the president meets with the House of Representatives on Thurs­day, Daily Independent has gathered.

The lawmakers said they are ready to confront the president over the continued stay of the service chiefs, who they said lacked ideas on how to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.

The lawmakers, who were disturbed by the worsening insecurity in the country, last week, summoned President Buhari over the murder of about 43 farmers by Boko Ha­ram terrorists in Zabarmari village, Jere Council of Borno State.

The president later met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and agreed to honour a summons by the parliament to brief members on what his administration is doing to address the deterio­rating insecurity and other challenges facing the country.

Speaking with Daily In­dependent on Sunday, one of the lawmakers from the South-Eastern part of the country, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said they will be direct and will mince no words with the president over his refusal to listen to their demands on the continued stay of the ser­vice chiefs.

According to him, ignoring their calls for the removal of the service chiefs is akin to the president refusing to accede to the demands of over 200 million Nigerians, since they are the representatives of the people.

“Yes, we are looking for­ward to the meeting. Like you read, the president has agreed to the summons. We appreciate him for that. But mind you, we are not going to mince words on the issue of insecurity in the country, especially as regards the cur­rent service chiefs. We want to know why the president has chosen to ignore our calls for their removal long ago.

“If you recall, as far back as 2018 during the highpoint of the Benue massacre and killings in Southern Kaduna, we, the representatives of the people, called on the president to sack the service chiefs but he did nothing about it.

“Aside that, the leadership of the National Assembly, led by the Senate President and Speaker of the House also met privately with him and implored him to replace the service chiefs with new peo­ple who will bring fresh ideas and vigour into winning the war but he also did not listen to their plea.

“We want to know why the service chiefs think they are the best people for the job. We have heard rumours that he wants them to work with him till May 2023 because he trusts them. But we don’t want to be­lieve that. If that is the case, he will explain to us during the meeting”.

Another federal lawmaker, who is a member of the rul­ing All Progressives Congress (APC), said while he is a die-hard loyalist of President Bu­hari, the insecurity issue has gone beyond party affiliation.

“I think the issue has gone beyond the political parties we belong to. It is about the safety of lives of Nigerians, in­cluding us. The recent #End­SARS protest has served as an eye-opener for us. During that protest, the homes of many politicians were looted. The protesters never asked which political party you belong to before attacking.

“In a saner clime, the ser­vice chiefs would have re­signed. But since they have refused to do that, then the president who hired them should fire them and bring in new people. There is nothing spectacular about the current service chiefs to warrant their long stay and I can tell you there are hundreds of Gener­als who can do the work better if given the opportunity.

“We are really serious about the meeting and I can assure you that this will be a complete departure from the past where we make res­olution and not implement it. We want to be on the side of Nigerians on this issue and the demands of majority of Nigerians is that the service chiefs must go”.

Other lawmakers spoke in the same vein, saying the president will be confronted over the issue on Thursday.
Also speaking with Daily Independent, Dr. Junaid Mo­hammed, elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, said the service chiefs have failed and should vacate the stage for others to show what they are capable of doing.

He said President Buhari must show statesmanship by listening to the demands of Nigerians through their elect­ed representatives on the need to sack the service chiefs.

“The Generals have failed. They should leave and allow other Generals to come and succeed. They should stop blaming or blackmailing other Generals because Ni­gerians are saying this group of service chiefs have failed. They should leave so that oth­ers can come on board and see if the insecurity challenges can be addressed”.

On the belief that Presi­dent Buhari wants the ser­vice chiefs to remain in office until he completes his tenure, Junaid said, “We will like to know what guarantee Buhari has on whether he is going to remain as president till 2023; whatever he is afraid of can still happen to him whether in 2020 or 2023.

“It is always dangerous for a mere mortal to attempt to play God. Only God can guarantee that he will stay from now till 2023. There have been instances where others tried that before him and we all saw how they ended.

“Some of them barely escaped with their lives. So, those who are telling Buhari that the service chiefs can guarantee his tenure until 2023 are deceiving him and also deceiving themselves”.
https://www.independent.ng/nass-set-for-showdown-with-buhari-over-service-chiefs/

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by JosEast(m): 7:18am On Dec 07, 2020
hmmm
Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Elvictor: 7:19am On Dec 07, 2020
will he come?
hope say na this Thursday.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Amotolongbo(f): 7:24am On Dec 07, 2020
The president later met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and agreed to honour a summons by the parliament to brief members on what his administration is doing to address the deterio­rating insecurity and other challenges facing the country.
To be sincere, I don’t see Buhari coming to the Green Chamber to address the issue.

They will likely spark up something which will be used as excuse for Buhari not attending the meeting.

If Buhari will appear at all, he won’t be allowed to be drilled by the opposition members of the house. He will just read his paper and leave.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by uncleck: 7:24am On Dec 07, 2020
I would have read the article if it were the era of Bukola Saraki /Yakubu Dogara. We don't have any NASS presently.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Yenefer(f): 7:27am On Dec 07, 2020
Buhari just don't want to appoint someone he doesn't know personally. He knows Buratai personally, when he meet him in djemena. Buhari is suffering PTSD Of what IBB and others did to to him. He is protecting himself not Nigerians

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by richidinho(m): 7:29am On Dec 07, 2020
Useless people
Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by PerfectlyPerfect(m): 7:29am On Dec 07, 2020
Our rubber-stamp legislatures. They are there to lick Buhari's anus, and lick that anus they will.
Senator Abaribe is the only exception

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Zico5(m): 7:30am On Dec 07, 2020
Nothing will change until the masses decides. But it's a pity youths are not ready to take bull by the horn. The insensitivity of Buhari would have been tolerated if the effect is only felt by the North but since they are gradually taking shape in the south, we need to take drastic step to stop Buhari at all course. The rubber stamp legislature are only crying wolves, nothing will come from that side eventually.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Starboytwo(m): 7:30am On Dec 07, 2020
Baba wey no send anybody except him wife in za oza room

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Nobody: 7:30am On Dec 07, 2020
I should read this long epistle because of a rubber stamp national assembly?

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by seunlayi(m): 7:30am On Dec 07, 2020
Only mouth dem get

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Mindlog: 7:30am On Dec 07, 2020
Yenefer:
Buhari just don't want to appoint someone from the south. Buhari is suffering PTSD Of what IBB and others did to to him. He protecting himself not Nigerians

PTSD, Haba! cheesy cheesy
Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by thatsleepboy1: 7:30am On Dec 07, 2020
What kind of showdown do they mean? What is the proper definition of Showdown by FG? Rubber stamp NASS leadership. That is why with what Saraki did in the past, he cleared his name with his leadership in the last senate. They're just being in the news as usual.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by HeadShot: 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
Buhari is a failure

Supported by Yoruba Muslims

Rubber stamp assembly should go take a back seat

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Korllami007: 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
NASS = Toothless shark. grin

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Goldencheese(m): 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
You can't believe anything from this NASS until you see them do it. Legislators that said we should not focus on their earnings but on their work but refuse to represent the interests of Nigerians, is that a legislature that should be taken seriously? Maybe they've finally woken up. Let's cross our legs and wait for them to rise to the occasion to deliver Nigerians from an oppressive, insensitive, brutal and militarized Buhari regime.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by EBEk101(m): 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
with dat robber stamp Senate president nothing go happen jst noise

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Brushstrokes20: 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
The redundant coupist is all shades of disaster!

Nig is on auto pilot.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by seunlayi(m): 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
Na only money dem sabi swallow..... Useless Arm of Govt

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by chukwuibuipob: 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
sad cool Noisemakers

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by tolexy007(m): 7:31am On Dec 07, 2020
Audio showdown

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Muhylonaire007: 7:32am On Dec 07, 2020
grin grin grin
Rubber stamp mofos!
Toothless Pitbulls

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Farki: 7:32am On Dec 07, 2020
Yenefer:
Buhari just don't want to appoint someone from the south. Buhari is suffering PTSD Of what IBB and others did to to him. He protecting himself not Nigerians

If he continues this way them someone might actually find a reason to remove him. As usual Baba Buhari is the architect of his own problem.

Who told him to overthrow the government in the firs place?

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by seunlayi(m): 7:32am On Dec 07, 2020
People that we supposed to deal with at their separate constituencies. Yeye

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by Emeka71(m): 7:32am On Dec 07, 2020
My own is that they should be careful.

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Re: NASS Set For Showdown With Buhari Over Service Chiefs by ruggedtimi(m): 7:33am On Dec 07, 2020
Hmmm.

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