The United States of Americas House of Representatives has impeached president Donald Trump over what it said was his involvement in inciting the “lawless action” that took place at the Capitol on 6 January.
The impeachment proceedings, which was monitored by Procyon News in Kaduna, North West Nigeria, witnessed 10 Republicans joining the Democrats to vote for Trumps articles of impeachment, charging him with “incitement of insurrection”.
The process will now move to the US Senate, the upper chamber.
A two-thirds majority of the Senate is needed to convict him, meaning at least 17 Republicans in the current make-up of the 100-member chamber would have to vote for conviction.
As many as 20 Senate Republicans are open to convicting the president, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
If Mr Trump is convicted by the Senate, lawmakers could hold another vote to block him from running for elected office again – which he has indicated he planned to do in 2024.
But the trial will not come during Mr Trump’s remaining week in office.