The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign because of the rising insecurity in the country.
Abaribe stated this while contributing to a motion entitled ‘Nigerian security challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and re-organise the current security architecture’, moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, and 105 other senators.
“President Buhari’s surprise surprised me,” he said, while reacting to the President comment on insecurity on Tuesday.
He said the president has failed to protect lives and properties of Nigerians.
He stated that Nigerians, irked by the security situation, would “not hesitate to stone the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) government for failing to deliver on their election manifesto”.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, however interjected, cautioning Abaribe against hate speech.
“Because they saw improvement in their lives, they voted APC again in 2019. I don’t want us to be partisan. I will advise against hate speech,” he said.
Lawan, thereafter, asked the lawmakers to contribute to the debate in such a manner that will solve the problem.
In his contribution, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) asked Senator Abaribe to withdraw the statement.
He said the aim of the motion is to proffer solution to the insecurity in the country.
He said if the security systems have not achieved desired result, discussion should be on ways to make it work instead of outright condemnation.