You have failed Nigerians, please resign now – Northern elders tell Buhari

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For his failure to deliver on two Key Performance Indicators (KPI) – Security and Economy, the Nothern Elders Forum (NEF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately vacate his seat as the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed forces of Nigeria.

Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF’s spokesman handed down this verdict on Wednesday while featuring on a Channels TV programme Politics Today.

According to Baba-Ahmed, it is disheartening that after almost six years in office, President Buhari has not ben able to fulfil his campaign promise of securing the country against terrorists making the economy work for the teeming population of Nigerians.

He said, “We will continue to ask that he (Buhari) resigns. He is a democratically elected president. We wish he is doing better but he is not. Ordinarily, under a democratic system, a leader is supposed to deliver, he is supposed to do two things – he is supposed to secure citizens and he is supposed to facilitate their economic welfare. He (Buhari) hasn’t done the first and he is not doing the second. So, explain to me on what basis President Buhari should continue to be our president?

“However, it is his right to continue to be the president even if Nigerians are unhappy and unsatisfied with what he is doing, that is his right but we will not keep quiet; we will continue to speak up that he has failed Nigerians, he is failing Nigerians and under a democratic setting, we have to raise our voices and say, ‘Mr President, you are just not good enough for this country’. That is just the simple truth.

“We have respected the President, we understand the difficulty he is facing and we understand how difficult it is to tell him to resign but we also have the democratic right to tell him, ‘Sorry sir, you cannot run this country, you have been given five, six years to do so and the situation is just getting worse and we believe that you have nothing new to offer and the only way is for you to resign’. We believe we are speaking for millions of Nigerians.”

Earlier, the northern elders said life has lost its value under the Buhari regime while condemning Saturday killing of at least 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

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