The Minority Leader of Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over worsening security situation in the country.
Abaribe made this known while speaking on the motion sponsored by 105 senators, titled: “Nigerian Security Challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and reorganise the current security Architecture.”
The Minority Leader said those in charge of the country’s security would rather rely on propaganda than do their jobs.
Abaribe said: “Mr. President was expressing surprise, but according to our rules order 53 (13), I will not go into that, but I can only say in pidgin English: ‘This surprise, surprise me.’
“You have told us that in this solemn day in discussing this matter that we may not at any point be partisan, I want to say Mr. President if you didn’t insist that we will not be partisan, I’d have called out the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, who when the CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) leaders complained about the killings of a priest, he turned around and said CAN was acting like a political party.
“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.
“Mr. President, Nigeria did not elect the IGP, we did not elect the Chief of Army Staff, we did not elect the Joint Chiefs or National Security Adviser.
“We elected the government of APC (All Progressives Congress) 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.”
But the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, interrupted his submission and said Nigerians re-elected the APC in 2019 because of dividends of democracy between 2015 and 2019.
Abaribe however submitted that the government while campaigning in 2015 said that Nigerians should stone them if they don’t perform and they are going to be stoned now.