The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown its weight behind the call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the country’s worsening security situation.
On Wednesday, Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader and PDP member had called on the president to resign while making reference to the president’s recent comment that the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks is surprising.
In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, also making reference to the comment, said the president “displayed a disheartening dereliction of duty.”
Ologbondiyan said, “Our party holds that such a statement from a commander-in-chief, who promised to lead from the front, is distressing as it further exposes an abdication of duty and shows that Mr. President is not even abreast of his major task in governance which is the security of lives and property. ”
“The PDP is particularly worried over this apparent display of leadership failure as Mr. President ought to be receiving a daily brief from his service chiefs on the actual situation on ground.
“His comment, therefore, speaks volumes on the manner with which the security of our nation is being handled at the highest levels despite the huge resources reportedly committed to security issues by the Buhari administration.
“The party, therefore, backs the call by the senate minority leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, asking President Buhari to resign.”