The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has backed up Senator Enyinnanya Abaribe for calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
The opposition party made the backing in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday.
Mr Abaribe had called on the president to step down from office having failed to address insecurity bedeviling the nation.
While reacting to the call of the opposition lawmaker, the presidency said the Abia South representative at the Senate ought to have been in prison if the president should resign.
But supporting its lawmaker, the PDP said the recent comments of the president on insecurity shows he lacks power to nib it in the bud.
The opposition party said by admitting that he was surprised at the worsening security situation of the country, the president has displayed a disheartening dereliction of duty, directly admitted that he is overwhelmed and lacks the required capacity to articulate and implement any solutions to the escalated insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, bloodletting and increased wave of violence under his administration.
“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 statement partly read.
“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 PDP notes that such development has further eroded the confidence Nigerians repose on the Buhari Presidency for solutions, especially given his failures to rejig his security high command in the face of failures and demands by well-meaning Nigerians.
“The party therefore backs the call by the Senate Minoriry Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, asking President Buhari to resign,” the PDP added.