- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to end insecurity in Nigeria or throw in the towel
- The advice was given in Lagos on Sunday, May 16, by a legal practitioner, Saheed Akinola, over the rate of killings in the country
- The lawyer noted that the primary function of any good government is to protect the lives and property of the people
Apparently disturbed by the incessant kidnapping and killings of innocent Nigerians, a Lagos-based lawyer, Saheed Akinola, has called on the members of the National Assembly to initiate the impeachment process of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, the human rights lawyer said that the situation in the country is so tense that nobody can pretend as if things are going on well.
He said the country is getting to its elastic limit which may not return to its original state, adding that a good leader shouldn’t just pretend that everything is ok and assume things would fix themselves.
The lawyer noted that Nigerians were very hopeful when President Buhari presented himself for election in 2015 and that people gave him and his party en-block votes to send Jonathan and his party away.
According to him, this was done with the renewed hope that they would take Nigeria to the promised land if the content of their manifestoes are implemented.
He added that with the worsening insecurity and economic quagmire in the country presently, it seems that the president and his team are confused and have no panacea to salvage the situation.
"President Buhari by his disposition to the incidence of killings, kidnapping and banditry, has fanned the ember of tribalism in Nigeria.
"The meaning that Nigerians are reading to his silence and inaction is that because the bandits and rustlers are mostly from his tribe that is why little or no action is being taken to address the issue.
The legal icon stressed that a good leader is expected to be decisive in times of crisis and make the right decisions in the face of difficult circumstances, saying that this seems to be lacking in the president.
"With the killings that are being carried out on daily basis by Herdsmen in the country and the fact that President Buhari and the security operatives seem helpless, we expect him to resign or buckle up and work or be impeached by the National Assembly."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) hit hard on the spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, over his call for the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was reported that Yekini Nabena, the APC deputy national publicity secretary, on Friday, April 30, in Abuja, cautioned Mbaka against making statements that could cause instability in the country.