Senator Abaribe should resign too for enabling Nnamdi Kanu’s escape – Presidency


The Presidency has condemned the call by the Senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to alleged inability of the Federal Government to address security challenges in the country.

Abaribe also said during plenary on Wednesday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) made a lot of promises but have failed in fulfilling them.

However, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, questioned the rationale behind Abaribe’s call.

He said: “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.”

Mr Shehu added that Abaribe’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), left Nigeria ‘collapsing’ in 2015, and that President Buhari has been ‘fixing things up’ all the while he has been 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.