Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe demands for President Muhammadu Buhari to leave office over his inability to provide security for Nigerians – Abaribe who serves as the Senate minority leader questions why the president will claim to be surprised at the rising insecurity in the country.
The senator says the Nigerians voted the APC because they promised to tackle insecurity but that they have failed to do so Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as president over rising insecurity in the country. Abaribe who serves as the Senate minority leader made the demand on Wednesday, January 29, when the lawmakers were deliberating on a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system, Premium Times reports.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe says President Buhari has done little to address the security challenges in Nigeria Source: UGC The PDP lawmaker during the debate said the president had done little to address the security challenges in Nigeria. He questioned why President Buhari will claim to be surprised at the rising insecurity in the country. “…If you want to treat an issue, you go to the head. We did not appoint the IG or the security chiefs. We will go to the president and ask him to resign,” the lawmaker said.
“Nigerians voted APC because they promised to tackle insecurity but they have failed,” he said. Meanwhile, President Buhari has vowed that his administration would be harder on bandits responsible for insecurity in the northern parts of the country. The Nigerian leader made the statement on Tuesday, January 28, when Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state paid him a visit in Abuja, Vanguard reports. The president said he was surprised about what Boko Haram had become considering what is happening in the northwest and other parts of the country.
He said his administration would be harder on the perpetrators of violence in the country, noting that the provision of security is one of the duties of government. In another report, the House of Representatives has said Nigeria’s level of insecurity has now gone beyond painting the challenge in ‘beautiful colours.
The position of the lawmakers at the green chamber of the National Assembly was made known on Tuesday, January 28, by their spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu. The Cable reports that Kalu made the statement in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. in relation to the recent upsurge in attacks and killing of citizens of the country by insurgents and other suspected criminals. He reportedly described the level of insecurity in the country as disturbing. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the green chamber, said the rate of insecurity in Nigeria is alarming.
“Boko Haram has been defeated; Nigeria is now safer; everything that was being done to make sure that the hard work that was supposed to be done in securing Nigeria was not done because certain people did not do their work but preferred to cover the eyes of Nigerians with propaganda and trying to find all these excuses for non-performance have now come to stare us in the face.
“Nigeria did not elect the IGP; we did not elect the chief of staff, we did not elect the joint-chiefs or national security adviser, we elected the government of APC in 2015 and re-elected them in 2019. The reason we re-elected them is that they continued to tell us that they had the key to security.
“When you want to deal with a matter, you go to the head. So, we will go to government and ask this government to resign because they can no longer do anything,” the lawmaker declared.
The Abia State lawmaker was interrupted by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, who cautioned him against hate speech and inciting comments.