Civil Society Coalition Wants Buhari to Resign or Be Impeached

Sixty-eight Nigerian civil society organisations (CSOs) have asked for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or be removed by the National Assembly. The CSOs said in a statement that Buhari had failed in his primary responsibility of ensuring the security and welfare of Nigerians. "Where the President fails to fulfill his constitutional duties... we demand he steps aside or the National Assembly initiates impeachment proceedings against him on grounds of gross misconduct" as provided for in the country's constitution, the organisations write. The statement cites terrorism, extra-judicial killings by state actors, kidnapping for ransom and the abduction of school children as evidence of the president's failure to fulfil his mandate. 


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the United States in July 2015.

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