- Politicians from the northeastern part of Nigerian have been accused of being behind the call for the sack of service chiefs
- A coalition said the politicians have become the biggest beneficiaries of insurgencies in the region
- According to the coalition, politicians are pained because their illicit sources of livelihood have been halted by the counter-insurgency operations of the Nigerian Military
The Coalition for Human Rights Monitoring Groups (CHRMG) in Nigeria has described the call for the sack of the nation’s service chiefs as the handiwork of some selfish north-east politicians to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The group reacting to the recent call by some members of the National Assembly on President Buhari to sack the service chiefs over the state of security in the nation alleged that some politicians from the northeast are behind the calls.
Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Friday, January 31, Gabriel Agibi who spoke on behalf of the coalition said the politicians have set up a mechanism that would jeopardize the efforts of the President Buhari-led administration.
Agibi said there is a grand plot by the politicians to see that the administration of President Buhari is labelled as incompetent and lacking in the capacity to address the spate of insecurity in the country.
He said these politicians that have become the ultimate beneficiaries of the crisis in the northeast region and are angered with the progress made in so far in the war against terrorism.
He said the politicians are pained because their illicit sources of livelihood have been halted by the counter-insurgency operations of the Nigerian Military.
Agibi said: "We have it on competent authority that some northeast politicians are not only sponsoring the call for the sack of service chiefs; they also have set up a mechanism that would jeopardize the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration."
He added that: "The Coalition for Human Rights Monitoring Groups in Nigeria is aware of the fact that over N2billion has been so far distributed to members of the National Assembly to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari."
Agibi urged Nigerians must as a matter of urgency wake up to the harsh reality imposed on the populace by these group of people who have refused to give peace a chance because of their blind ambition to take over the affairs of the country at all cost.
"The urgency of now requires that stringent measures are taken by those concerned if we are indeed interested in the continued existence of the country called Nigeria. The danger of not acting now might give rise to the full implementation of their destabilization agenda," Agibi said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senator representing Abia South senatorial district had called for the resignation of President Buhari over the growing insecurity in Nigeria.
Enyinnaya Abaribe who also serves as the Senate minority leader made the demand on Wednesday, January 29 on the floor of the Senate.
He also said that the country needs to focus on its security challenges while pushing for a restructuring of Nigeria.
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