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“Resign Now,” Senator Abaribe Tells Buhari     

Funsho Akinwale

Senator Enyinaya Abaribe, the Minority Leader of the Senate, on Wednesday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the poor state of security in the country.

The senator made the declaration while addressing a motion sponsored by 105 senate members on the floor of the house, titled: “Nigerian Security Challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize the current security architecture.”

Abaribe said those in charge of the country’s security would rather rely on propaganda than do their jobs.

“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.’

“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,” Abaribe stated.

Abaribe added 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.