Ohaneze to Buhari: Resign If You Can’t Solve Security Problems
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
President, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos, Nnamdi Nwigwe has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he feels he “doesn’t have the capacity to contain” the security challenges facing the country. Nwigwe made this assertion on 99.3 Nigeria Info FM programme, Morning Crossfire.
The Ohaneze leader was reacting to the open letter written by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo on Monday wrote an open letter to President Buhari noting that the country was “on the precipice and dangerously reaching a tipping point where it may no longer be possible to hold danger at bay.” He warned that the incessant issues might lead to a reprisal attack on Fulanis.
According to the Lagos leader of the Igbo social-cultural group, there seems to be a lack of trust in the leadership of the country at the moment.
“Nigeria has never been this divided before,” Nwigwe told show hosts Wemimo Adewuni and Sheriff Quadri.
“Every country that calls themselves a nation has to have a bit of trust in the leadership of that very government. But it looks as if in Nigeria now, that trust is completely lost.”
Nwigwe added: “I think that anybody who feels that his capacity does not contain what he is given charge to can on his own for the goodness of the country actually take a bow.”
However, Security Expert Ben Okezie admits that the possibility of getting the president out of office early into his second term is a tall order.
“It is a personal decision but it can also be forced on him to resign,” Okezie noted.
“But since we have the National Assembly there (and) they have a larger percentage, it is very impossible for them to get him out of the place.”
Okezie insists that the security situation can be further reduced if the president “makes sure that the youths are given more jobs and the economy is improved.”
For journalist and Chairman, Nigeria Info Editorial Board, Rotimi Sankore, the President Buhari “is not performing” and “seems not to recognise the enormity of the problem.”
“The second term has not even started and people are already talking of resignation,” Sankore said.
“It is neither here nor there. The real point is that the President is not performing. Should he resign? Anybody that cannot solve the problem in all good conscience has to reconsider their position,” the Nigeria Info Editorial Board Chairman added.