Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Senate Minority Leader, had call on the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for failing to protect Nigerians is reverberating across the country.
The Abia South senator made the call while speaking on the senate floor Wednesday, “Nigerians did not elect the Inspector General of Police. We did not elect the Chief of Staff. We did not elect the service chiefs. We did not elect the National Security Adviser.
“We elected the government of the APC in 2015 and reelected them in 2019. The reason we reelected them was that they continued to tell us they had a key to security.
“When you want to deal with a matter, you go with the head, so we will go with the government and ask this government to resign because they can no longer do anything.
“Yes, the Nigerians voted a government into power and that government even said, ‘if we don’t perform, stone us, we are going with the stones to stone them now because they are no longer performing.”
Although the Buhari presidency has described the call as “foolish” and baseless, many Nigerians who took to social media on Wednesday and Thursday morning said that the call was justified.
Many Nigerians who weighed in on the matter also berated Senate President Ahmed Lawan for describing criticism of the Buhari administration as hate speech.
Read tweets and hashtag #BuhariResign in support of senator Abaribe