The Senate has disclosed that it will be persuading President Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
This might not be unconnected with how the service chiefs have handled situations in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.
There have been calls from several quarters asking for the heads of the service chiefs because of their performance in containing the insurgency.
The Senate’s view was made known by Ajibola Bashiru, the spokesperson of the senate. He said the senate would be advising the president in line with the general views of Nigerians.
“We, however, still want to persuade the President to consider our resolution. The Presidency has said it is aware of our resolution and has pledged to look into it. The presidency said it is not legally bound to carry out the resolution because it is the prerogative of the President to remove service chiefs”.
He further stated that “Our resolutions are just persuasive authority coming from elective representatives of Nigerians in the national assembly. It is not a law, it is advisory and persuasive. The response of the presidency is the correct position of law and I agree”.
“Due to the principle of separation of power, we cannot compel the president to sack the service chiefs”.
“We only responded to the feelings of Nigerians by asking the president to reorganise them, but he is not legally bound to do so.”