Insecurity: Northern Elders Tell Buhari to Resign Immediately




President Muhammadu Buhari

By Segun Oye

Apparently disturbed by the rising wave of insecurity across Nigeria especially in the northern part, the Northern Elders Forum has asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to resign immediately.

In a statement issued by its Spokesman, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Tuesday, the Forum posited that President Buhari has failed the nation and has nothing new to offer.

He lamented that seven years in office, the President has not found solutions to the challenge of insecurity, adding that Nigerians cannot wait for 2023 when his tenure ends.

The statement reads:

“We cannot continue to live and die under the dictates of killers, kidnappers, rapists and sundry criminal groups that have deprived us of our rights to live in peace and security.

“Our constitution has provisions for leaders to voluntarily step down if they are challenged by personal reasons or they prove incapable of leading.

“It is now time for President Buhari to seriously consider that option, since his leadership has proved spectacularly incapable of providing security over Nigerians.

“Our Forum is aware of the weight of this advice, and it is also aware that we cannot continue to live under these conditions until 2023 when President Buhari’s term ends.

“Killers and other criminals appear to have sensed a paralyzing vacuum at the highest levels of leadership, and they grow more confident and acquire more competence in subverting the State and our security.

“Nigerians have shed enough tears and blood without appropriate response from those with responsibilities to protect us.”

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