Published On: Wed, Jan 29th, 2020

Insecurity: Senator Demands Buhari’s Resignation

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News Investigators/Senate’s Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari to quit office for failure to meet the security challenges facing the country.
Mr. Abaribe (Abia South) said there is a rising tension among the populace that could lead to public assault on top leaders of the All Peoples Congress (APC) because of their failure to manage insecurity ravaging in the country.
The minority leader’s position elicited angry reactions from members of the ruling APC.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan had yielded the floor to the Senate Leader, Yahaya Adamu to speak on the motion on “Nigerian security challenges: Urgent need to restructure, review and reorganise the current security architecture.”
Mr. Yahaya however said all the Senators are in support of the motion.
Earlier, the Senate President had urged colleagues to view the insecurity in the nation as non-partisan
“It should be looked at as not an issue of a political party but all Nigerians because the criminals does not want to know your political party, religion or ethnic group, we are all unsafe. Please show nationality and maturity in your contributions,” Mr. Lawan counseled.
Senators who spoke called for the immediate removal of Security Service Chiefs.
Arguing on the motion, Mr. Abaribe said the blame should appropriately on President Buhari as the president voted for the security and well-being of Nigerians.
According to him, the call for removal of Service Chiefs is inconsequential because Nigerians did note vote those people or the National Security Adviser or the Chief of Staff but President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling APC government that told us to stone them in 2015 if they fail. Now they have woefully failed and showed incompetence.
Mr. Abaribe also told journalists after the senate debate that Nigerians would be mobilised against the Buhari led APC government.
“We shall march to where they are and stone them” because they are (APC Government) insensitive to our lives and properties. All the government is doing is to mount propaganda, those who operate by propaganda shall die by propaganda”.
Nasarawa Senator, Abdullahi Adamu however demanded that Mr. Abaribe withdraw his call for violence saying such call is not expected of an elder.
Mr. Adamu said senators should be preoccupied with proffering lasting solution to the security lapses and not offering inflammable statements.
Also speaking, Ogun Senator, Ibikunle Amosun faulted the argument that States cannot fund the suggested State Police stating that as a former Governor, he provided many infrastructure and ammunitions to the Police to operate hence the peace witnessed in his state.
Many of the senators expressed worry about the increase spate of terrorist attacks, stating that first it was Boko Haram, noting also the increase dimension in kidnapping, banditry and people being kill with impunity.
Senators also wondered why Mr. Buhari is still keeping according to them, the unproductive service chiefs in office after five years as they lack ideas to secure the nation.
One of the senators said the federal government should shut her boarders to human influx like they did to economic products explaining that killings are perpetrated by people who have no feeling and no relationship with Nigerians.
“No Nigerian will kill a fellow Nigerian with a possessed spirit as we see in viral videos”.
President Muhamadu Buhari while receiving a delegation from Niger State on Tuesday had said the current upsurge in insecurity across the country baffles him.
President Buhari admitted that the activities of the bandits among the various terrorist groups had forced many to abandon their farms and homes stressing that “henceforth the bandits will face hard times”.

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