Senator Ibrahim Tsauri, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who represented Katsina Central-Senatorial-District between 2003 and 2007 has stated that President Buhari can be impeached if he is certified incapacitated. Tsauri said this in an interview with the Sun.
Below are excerpts from the interview…
How long is the President constitutionally allowed to remain outside the country on medical grounds?
The constitution is there and it clarifies it. If the President leaves the country for anything, he transmits power to the Vice President and Buhari did that and met all the conditions. The President is out of the country on sick leave and he did what the constitution says he should do. We do not need to bother ourselves about how long the President stays outside the country as long as he transmitted power to the next in command. That is why you do not even call him Vice President now, you call him Acting President.
The constitution says that if the President is certified incapacitated, he can be impeached whether he decides to resign or not.
But the certification of that incapacitate state has to be issued by his executive council. If the executive council certifies that the President can no longer perform the functions of a president, which means he is incapacitated.”