The Nigerian senate has disclosed that it’ll be persuading President Buhari to sack the service chiefs over their abysmal performance in containing the insurgency within the north-east.
The Nigerian senate spokesman, Ajibola Basiru who revealed this in an interview with PUNCH, stated that although the resolution is advisory, it represents the views of Nigerians who elected them into office.
“We, however, still want to steer the President to contemplate our resolution. The Presidency has said it’s responsive to our resolution and has pledged to seem into it.
“The presidency said it’s not legally sure to perform [our] resolution because it’s the prerogative of the President to get rid of service chiefs.
“Our resolutions are just persuasive authority coming from elective representatives of Nigerians within the national assembly.
“It isn’t a law. it’s advisory and persuasive. The response of the presidency is that the correct position of law and that i agree.
“Due to the principle of separation of power, we cannot compel the president to sack the service chiefs.
“We only older the emotions of Nigerians by asking the president to reorganise them [service chiefs] but he’s not legally absolute to do so.”