The Presidency has berated Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South) for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over insecurity in the country.
News Nigeria reports that Senator Abaribe claimed that the Buhari-led administration and the All Progressives Congress has failed Nigerians.
The lawmaker while contributing to the motion sponsored by the Senate leader, Yahaya Abdullahi on national security said, President Buhari, has been lying to Nigerians that Boko Haram has been defeated.
“Nigerians did not elect the Chief of Staff, Nigerians did not elect heads of Security, Nigerians elected President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and in 2019,” he said.
“As it is, we are facing the head of the Nigerian government and this is President Buhari. He should resign with immediate effect.”
In a statement on Wednesday night, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Buhari, Garba Shehu, said if anyone was to resign it would be Senator Abaribe.
He noted that Abaribe’s call for Buhari’s resignation does not represent the opinion of the country.
Shehu said: “If a leader like President Buhari needs to resign, there are millions of other Nigerians who need to resign, including Senator Abaribe who unlocked the door to enable the escape of traitorous and treasonable suspects.
“He signed the bond for the court to release Nnamdi Kanu on bail, from which moment the suspect disappeared into the thin air.
“Senator Abaribe has failed repeated deadlines to return Kanu to the court for trial, yet he has the effrontery with which to accuse someone of failing to the bidding of the law.
“This is a man who should have replaced the suspects he failed to produce in the correctional facility.
“Abaribe’s party raped the nation and left it collapsing in 2015 and President Buhari is fixing things up all the years he is in office.
“President Buhari is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the harm terrorists have unleashed in the entire Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of Nigerians and our foreign friends, he is going to finish off these terrorists. He alone can do it.”