Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ahamba (SAN), has criticized the National Assembly, for not initiating impeachment proceedings against presidents who have deployed troops in civil operations, without their approval.
Ahamba, speaking to newsmen, said the actions of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari and others, who deployed troops in peace times without parliamentary approval were unconstitutional.
He cited the current Operation Python Dance II in the South East, the Odi and Zaki Biam military operations and the use of military during elections as serious constitutional infractions, which ought to be punished under the doctrine of checks and balances.
“National Assembly should explain why they have not initiated impeachment proceedings against all these presidents. If you look at Section 143 of the Constitution, breach of the constitution is impeachable.
“Now, things go wrong in this country because the institutions that are supposed to carry out the letters of the constitution, have refused to do their work,” he said.