Buhari’s Resignation Saga: The Stand of the Northern Leader
The call for President Buhari’s resignation is unpatriotic and Nigerians should unite in the fight against insecurity. This came from the northern leaders under the umbrella of the Arewa Consultative Forum when they showed their total support for President Buhari and his security chiefs following the recent criticism of the government in relation to the growing insecurity in the country.
Senator Abaribe Enyinnaya had on Wednesday during the parliamentary asked the president to resign because of the rising insecurity issues in the country.
Senator Abaribe who is the Senate Minority Leader made this known while giving his contribution to a motion moved by the senate leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi and 105 other senators which centred on the Nigeria security challanges: urgent need to restructure, review and re-organize the current security architecture. Following the President address on Tuesday on security, he also added that the president have failed to protect the lives and properties of citizens in the country.
Also, Senator Ali Ndume cried out the security situation in the northeastern part of the country is not getting better. He talked on the renewed attacks and noted that terrorist activities in the northeast have increased. According to him, it is very unfortunate to see these attacks surface again only when people have started going about their normal lives feeling relieved that the security situation is better. He therefore called on the president to do more to ensure that the lives and properties of Nigerians are secured.
Reacting to these, the northern leaders said that the president together with his security chiefs are working hard to ensure that the security issues faced in all part of the country are resolved. They urged the federal government to remain focused in their fight against insecurity especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast and other security challenges facing the country. They also rejected the call for the resignation of the security chiefs saying it is unpatriotic and uncalled for.
According to them, the president has done a great deal in ensuring that there is security in all part of the country until the recent renewed attacks by the Boko Haram. The president performance on security earned him a second term in office because of a drastic reduction in security challenges shortly after they took over the government in 2015.
They call on all Nigerians to stand together against insecurity and help fight elements that brings them instead of engaging in act that lower the motivation of security chiefs and the president.
In support of this, the traditional ruler in Osun State, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama who is the Olowu of Kuta advised individuals and the national assembly calling on the president resignation and the sack of his security chiefs to have a rethink. According to him, the call is hasty and a transferred aggression on security chiefs who have given their best in the defense of the nation and in the internal security of the country. Instead of a quick-fix, the country’s security situation needs a holistic appraisal.
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