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Senator Abaribe’s call on President Buhari to resign is foolish, he ought to be in jail – Garba Shehu

Valentine Chinyem

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The Senior Special Assistant to Preaident Muhammadu Buhari on Media And Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu has attacked the Senator Enyinnaya Abribe, representing Abia South, over his call on Buhari to resign his position as president over insecurity in the country.

According to Garba, Abaribe ought to be in prison for standing surety to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who later escaped the country following his release from prison.

Abaribe yesterday in the senate asked president Buhari to step down from the position.

In his words, “Boko Haram has been defeated, Nigeria is now safer, everything that was being done to make sure that the hard work that was supposed to be done in securing Nigeria was not done because certain people did not do their work but preferred to cover the eyes of Nigerians with propaganda and trying to find all these excuses for non-performance, have now come to stare us in the face.

“Nigeria did not elect the IGP, we did not elect the chief of staff, we did not elect the joint-chiefs or national security adviser. We elected the government of APC in 2015 and re-elected them in 2019. The reason we re-elected them is that they continued to tell us that they had the key to security.

“When you want to deal with a matter, you go to the head, so we will go to the government and ask this government to resign because they can no longer do anything,” he said.

Ababribe added that, “government even said if ‘we don’t perform, stone us’, we are going with the stones to stone them now.”

Meanwhile, Garba Shehu, in his speech replying the senator said, “President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit. That call does not represent the opinion of the country.

“This is the opinion of an arm chair critic, known for making stray comments.

“If a leader like President Buhari needs to resign, there are millions of other Nigerians who need to resign, including Senator Abaribe who unlocked the door to enable the escape of traitorous and treasonable suspects.

“He signed the bond for the court to release Nnamdi Kanu on bail, from which moment the suspect disappeared into the thin air.

“Senator Abaribe has failed repeated deadlines to return Kanu to the court for trial, yet he has the effrontery with which to accuse someone of failing to the bidding of the law.

“This is a man who should have replaced the suspects he failed to produce in the correctional facility.

“Abaribe’s party raped the nation and left it collapsing in 2015 and President Buhari is fixing things up all the years he is in office.

President Buhari is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the harm terrorists have unleashed in the entire Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of Nigerians and our foreign friends, he is going to finish off these terrorists. He alone can do it,“ he said.