The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Tuesday, asked
President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately
resign from his position.
NEF said Buhari has failed to address the issues of
killings, kidnappings, and general insecurity in the
Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Director, Publicity and
Advocacy of NEF, made the call in a statement he
Baba-Ahmed said the Nigerian constitution allows
the President to step down if he can’t solve the
challenges confronting the country.
He said: “The administration of President
Muhammadu Buhari does not appear to have
answers to the challenges of security to which we
are exposed. 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
“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 paralyzing 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.”