A coalition of 43 civil society organisations has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he cannot address insecurity in the country.
They spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday.
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They demanded among others that the president “provide political and moral leadership for the security crisis and ensure governmental actions are humane in tandem with Section 17 (2) ( C ) of the Constitution.”
They also charged him to end impunity, abuse of power and sectionalism through his appointments by balancing the need for competence with the federal character principle.”
The CSOs include the Centre for Democracy and Development, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Media Rights Agenda, Centre for Information Technology and Development, Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project, Zero-Corruption Coalition and African Centre for Media and Information Literacy.
Others are BudgiT Foundation, State of the Union, Action International Nigeria, Femi Falana Chamber, HEDA Resource Centre, Open Bar Initiative, Resource Centre, Borno Coalition for Democracy and Progress, Global Rights, Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement and African Centre for Leadership, and Strategy and Development.
There was no response from the government to the issues raised by the CSOs.