… Reps seek service chiefs’ exit
… You’re foolish – Buhari
AMID growing concerns for what is called mounting insecurity across Nigeria in some quartres, Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office.
Abaribe made the call in Abuja, yesterday, while contributing arguments at a plenary session of Senate on insecurity in the country.
According to him, inability of All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to address intractable security challenges in the country has to stop and this should start with Buhari’s exit.
“Nigeria didn’t elect the IGP. We didn’t elect other service chiefs. We elected the APC government in 2015. We are asking this government to resign because it can no longer perform its role,” he said.
However, the Presidency has described as foolish the call by Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as Nigeria’s president.
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement further described the lawmaker as an arm chair critic, known for making stray comments.
According to him, a man who like Abaribe unlocked the door to enable the escape of traitorous and treasonable suspects, should be the one to resign.
“President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit? That call does not represent the opinion of the country. This is the opinion of an arm chair critic, known for making stray comments.
If a leader like President Buhari needs to resign, there are millions of other Nigerians who need to resign, including Senator Abaribe who unlocked the door to enable the escape of traitorous and treasonable suspects.
He signed the bond for the court to release Nnamdi Kanu on bail, from which moment the suspect disappeared into the thin air. Senator Abaribe has failed repeated deadlines to return Kanu to the court for trial, yet he has the effrontery with which to accuse someone of failing to the bidding of the law.” Shehu asked.
Similarly, House of Representatives has called for resignation of service chiefs, from their posts or President Buhari should sack them if they do not resign.
This was part of the resolutions passed by the lower chamber in its plenary yesterday following unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Chief Whip, Mohammed Monguno, on resurgent Boko Haram attacks on communities in North-East.
He was supported by lawmaker representing Chibok-Damboa-Gwoza Federal Constituency of Borno State, Ahmadu Jaha, who called for the resignation and sacking in the additional prayers he made on the motion before the whole legislature resolved to “call on all the service chiefs to resign immediately, failing which the President should remove them.”