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Nigerian president faces calls to resign

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is pictured as he presides virtually over the unveiling of the National Gas Expansion Programme, in Abuja, Nigeria, on December 1, 2020. (Handout via Reuters)

Danjuma Abdullahi
Press TV, Abuja

The call on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to resign followed the incessant killings, armed robberies, kidnappings, banditry and over a decade insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast.

Prominent elders, members of civil society organizations, religious leaders, and politicians have advised the president to resign because he has failed to live up to the oath of his office to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.

But Nigeria’s minister of information has fired back, saying no amount of hysterical calls for resignation will prevent the president from serving out his second term in office.

Experts agree that President Buhari has not lived up to the expectations of Nigerians, but resignation is not the way to go. They said citizens-driven security system is a new trend in the world and Nigerians should get involved.

But the problem of insecurity in Nigeria facing President Buhari has started attracting the attention of the legislators.

Some members of the House of Representatives have invited the president to answer questions on the security situation in Nigeria. President Buhari says he will honor the invitation, but no definite date has been fixed for the meeting with the lawmakers.

They said fear has now dominated the minds of many Nigerians in their homes, farms, and along highways, where criminals kill with impunity.


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