The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday told reporters he was not aware of the court’s order compelling the National Assembly to begin impeachment process against President Muhammmadu Buhari.
Mr Mohammed said this while fielding questions from State House reporters after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the president.
In a surprise ruling Wednesday, a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo granted an order of mandamus to compel the legislature to begin impeachment process against Buhari based on alleged breaches of the constitution.
Justice Maureen Onyetenu gave the ex-parte order sequel to a motion before her by the chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association, Ilesa branch, Kanmi Ajibola and a human rights activist, Suleiman Adeniyi.
The duo had written to the Senate and the House of Representatives to commence impeachment process against Buhari over the incessant bloodshed in the country and spending without legislature’s approval.
But Mohammed, fielding questions from newsmen on the matter, said: “I am just hearing from you. I will have to read it myself.”
The National Assembly has yet to respond to the order as at the time of filing this report.