Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the seemingly intractable insecurity in the country.
Abaribe spoke at Senate plenary after the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, presented his motion on rising security challenges in the country.
Abaribe explained that his call for the President to resign was because he had failed to solve the security challenges in the country, years after Nigerians voted the APC government into power to address it along with the power challenges in the country.
“If you want to treat an issue, you go to the head. We did not appoint the IG or the security chiefs. We will go to the president and ask him to resign,” Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, said.
He expressed surprised that the president could claim to be surprised himself over the spiralling insecurity in the country.
Abaribe also lampooned the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, for accusing the Christian Association of Nigeria of behaving like a political party when it condemned the killings by Boko Haram.
“Those who live by propaganda will die by propaganda,” Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party senator representing Abia South.
Reacting to Abaribe’s motion, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, a member of the All Progressives Congress, said the motion and arguments were unnecessary.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, also appealed to his colleagues to approach the issue with caution.
A day earlier, President Buhari had while receiving a delegation from Niger State, declared that he was surprised at the growing insecurity all over the country, but pledged to go harder on the perpetrators.