The Senate has begun consultations on a possible leadership change that could see Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan shoved out of office.
According to Hon. Sergius Ogun, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Esan North-east/Esan South-east Federal Constituency of Edo State, on a programme with Arise News, Lawan might be sacked , he said:
“We are in the process of reviewing the constitution and the chairman of the National Assembly (Lawan) is rebuking, chastising the governors for saying that they should restructure the country. So, if you ask me, any right-thinking person will believe that the process is dead on arrival. He doesn’t believe in it; why would he talk like that?
“For him really to be talking to governors representing a section of the country like that, he’s not fit to be the Senate president and I strongly believe that the senators from the South will do something about it this week.”
He went on further to say that;
“We are even talking about impeachment? Who is the leader? The Chairman of the National Assembly. If we are going to start any process of impeachment of the president, who is going to superintend over that? The same man we are talking about. I think he should go and I am sure the process has started.”
Asked if the Southern senators have started collating the signatures, the lawmaker said he knew that senators were already thinking along that line.
He, however, added that he was not sure if they would have enough signatures to take him out.
Although reasons for this decision is a bit unsketchy, but some insiders complained about Lawan’s tight-fistedness, accusing him of refusing to release funds for their work.
According to them, committee works have almost been grounded as a result of Lawan’s sluggish approval process, pointing out that senators were struggling financially.
“Many senators, particularly from the South, thought that was unbecoming of the head of another arm of government,” he said, pointing out that not a few of them felt that Lawan had crossed the line.