OrderPaperToday – Senator Abdullahi Adamu has criticised his colleague, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe for calling on the President to resign in the face of rising insecurity, describing Abaribe’s comments as a “weapon.”
Abaribe who is the minority leader of the senate, while contributing to a motion titled “Nigerian security challenges: urgent need to restructure, review and reorganize the current security architecture” blasted the President for expressing surprise at the state of insecurity in the country as it is his responsibility to tackle the menace. He subsequently called on President Buhari to resign because he can “no longer do anything” about the situation.
“Nigeria did not elect the IGP, we did not elect the chief of staff, we did not elect the joint-chiefs or national security adviser, we elected the government of APC in 2015 and re-elected them in 2019. The reason we re-elected them is that they continued to tell us that they had the key to security.
“When you want to deal with a matter, you go to the head so we will go to government and ask this government to resign because they can no longer do anything,” Abaribe said.
In his reaction to Abaribe’s comments, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nassarawa) expressed displeasure over the Minority Leader’s “opening salvo”, calling on Abaribe to withdraw his statement.
“The opening salvo by the minority leader where he crash lands by saying he is going with stones. Stone in the spirit in which he made that contribution is a weapon. We cannot sit here as elder statesmen and be adding salt to injury. It is not within our duty to do so.
“I would have wished the Senate President not to only tell the minority leader that the time allotted for the discussion was up but should have told him to withdraw the statement as a respect and to show that he is a man of honour who will stand by the oath of office he took,” Adamu stated.