Aso Rock has described as foolish and ironic the demand by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, that President Muhammadu Buhari should resign over the spiralling insecurity in the nation.
The Abia South Senator made the demand at Senate plenary on Wednesday, following Buhari’s remarks a day earlier about being surprised at the level of insecurity nationwide.
In an angry response on Wednesday night, senior presidential media assistant, Garba Shehu, said that not only was the demand foolish, it is Abaribe that should resign and be thrown into jail.
Shehu in a press statement made available to ExpressDay, recalled that Abaribe had posted bail for leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has left the country while his trial for treason is pending.
Stressing that Abaribe is an armchair critic the presidential aide said the senator was fond of making stray comments which do not represent the views of Nigerians, millions of who should also resign if Buhari were to heed his call.
The statement reads: “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.”