Hakeem Baba-Ahmed [Photo: Channels Television].

Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to seriously consider resigning from his position as the Nigerian leader.

The group in a statement by its spokesperson, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed on Tuesday, said this has become necessary owing to the worsening insecurity across the country.

“The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari does not appear to have answers to the challenges of security to which we are exposed,” the group lamented. “We cannot continue to live and die under the dictates of killers, kidnappers, rapists and sundry criminal groups that have deprived us of our rights to live in peace and security.

“Our constitution has provisions for leaders to voluntarily step down if they are challenged by personal reasons or they prove incapable of leading.

“It is now time for President Buhari to seriously consider that option, since his leadership has proved spectacularly incapable of providing security over Nigerians. Our forum is aware of the weight of this advice, and it is also aware that we cannot continue to live under these conditions until 2023 when President Buhari’s term ends.

“Killers and other criminals appear to have sensed a paralysing vacuum at the highest levels of leadership, and they grow more confident and acquire more competence in subverting the State and our security.

“Nigerians have shed enough tears and blood without appropriate response from those with responsibilities to protect us.”

Mr Buhari who recently expressed his willingness to be lazying around after his tenure, promised to tackle insecurity, corruption and the economy if elected president. Seven years after, his administration is either blaming the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the global trend, arguing that the situation the country has found itself in is similar across the globe.

In 2020, he expressed surprise at the continued existence of Boko Haram terrorists he had vowed to crush in no distant time if elected president in 2015.

The suggestion of changing security chiefs which he reluctantly acceded to has not yielded the desired results. In the North, terrorists have stepped up attacks, including in the transportation sector, while violent herdsmen and secessionist activities in the South has been on the rise with no end in sight at the moment.

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  1. On a serious note, Buhari is really not ashamed of the happenings under his leadership. Things were not as bad as this when he was protesting and calling for the resignation of the immediate past government. I would have thought that far before it got to this point Buhari would have resigned along with his cabinet. For the sake of Nigerians to remain alive Buhari should please resign immediately.

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