The presidency has lampooned the Senator representing Abia South senatorial district, Enyinnaya Abaribe, for demanding President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over worsening insecurity in the country.
The presidency, in a statement by Garba Shehu on Wednesday, described Aberibe’s call for Buhari’s resignation as “foolish”.
The Abia senator had during Wednesday’s plenary of the senate said it was high time the president resigned because he allegedly has failed in his primary duty to protect property and the lives of the citizens.
“The hard work that was supposed to be done in Nigeria is not done. We will ask this government to resign because it can no longer do anything in the country,” Abaribe had said while contributing to a motion on ‘Nigerian security challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize the current security architecture” moved by Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi.
But responding to Abaribe, Shehu, in a series of tweets, said the Abia senator had no basis to ask the president to resign.
The presidential aide argued that if there was anyone that needs to resign from office, it is Abaribe “who unlocked the door to enable the escape of traitorous and treasonable suspects.”
Shehu said, “President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit. That call does not represent the opinion of the country.
“This is the opinion of an arm chair critic, known for making stray comments.
“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.”