- Raps call for President’s resignation as ‘foolish’
BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – For demanding the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government over the worsening security situation in the country, Minority Leader of the Nigerian Senate, Eyinnaya Abaribe has ran into collision course with the Presidency.
Indeed, the fireworks coming from Aso Rock indicate the Abia State lawmaker has rightly or wrongly stepped out of line hitting hard on the Villa occupant where it aches most.
And the presidency is not in anyway pretending about its fury over the development, describing Senator Abaribe’s call as ‘foolish’ and coming from an ‘arm chair critic’
A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Wednesday carried the fumes against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain with the Presidency retorting; “President Buhari to resign on what basis?”
According to the presidential aide; “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.”
Determined to rubbish the Senator’s call further, Garba said; “He (Abaribe) 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.”
Not done yet, the statement claimed that; Abaribe’s party, the PDP, “raped the nation and left it collapsing in 2015 and President Buhari is fixing things up all the years he is in office.’
And not forgetting to thumb up for the administration, the statement insists; “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.”