Chairman of Northern Senators, Abdullahi Adamu, has expressed dissatisfaction over calls by some Nigerians, among them elder statesmen calling for the impeachment or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on wednesday, Adamu noted that the country’s security challenge has been a major issue for the administration, stressing that such calls were not made during the past administration over Boko Haram terrorism.
His Words: “I did not hear of such a demand made on former presidents Goodluck Jonathan or Olusegun Obasanjo over Boko Haram and the activities of Niger Delta militants. Buhari inherited these security challenges.”
Adamu alleged that some Benue leaders have made references to the President in language disrespectful of his office and questioned his integrity and commitment to his oath of office to make the country secure for all its citizens.
“Benue leaders are speaking out of anger, but may I remind that it is not in our culture to disrespect those in authority.
“Some of these people feel encouraged by the blame game heaped on President Buhari to vow that they would not vote for him in 2019 and that if he cannot protect them, they would form an army to protect themselves.
“I fear that in their anger, some of my brother’s in Benue State seem to blame President Buhari for the activities of the Fulani Herdsmen.”
He said it was disingenuous for them to argue that the government has been tardy in its response because the President, being a Fulani was protecting his tribesmen, adding: “This is a tendentious and dangerous thesis.”
He said some Nigerians who had nothing positive to say should have a sense of proportion in their responses and pronouncements to help control the present situation.