The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the state of insecurity in the country suggests that there is no government in power.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, he also called for the declaration of a state of emergency on security as he noted that the country is collapsing under the President.
He added that President Buhari and his security chiefs must move to the insecurity prone areas rather than sit in their air conditioned offices.
“If there is government, there will be no blood letting. The government has collapsed. If it is elsewhere, Buhari would have resigned. He should resign,” he said, adding: “He has failed. The honourable path is for him is to resign and allow others to do the job.”
The party boss added: “Between April and now, the security situation in the country has gone from bad to worse forcing concerned patriotic leaders to voice out alarmingly to President Muhammedu Buhari that the nation is collapsing under his watch.
“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo in a timely tirade to the President on Monday raised all the issues and properly situated the security position in the country.
“He went further to highlight the implications of the current state of the nation and where we are headed if urgent steps are not taken.
“As National Chairman of the main opposition party, I cannot agree less with the former President when he said among other things that ‘The main issue, if I may dare say, is poor management or mismanagement of diversity which, on the other hand, is one of our greatest and most important assets.
“As a result, very onerous cloud is gathering. And reign of destruction, violence, disaster and disunity can only be the outcome. Nothing should be taken for granted; the clock is ticking with the cacophony of dissatisfaction and disaffection everywhere in and outside the country.’”
Secondus also referred to the admonitions from the retired Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan and defunct Kaduna State former Governor, Balarabe Musa on the clouds gathering over the country.
He further said: “The PDP wholeheartedly associates itself with the position of these patriotic Nigerians and urges President Buhari to respond appropriately their timely advisories by declaring a state of emergency on security in the country and go further urgently to address the issues raised in Obasanjo’s letter.
“There is no doubt that the only thing apparent in President Buhari and APC administration is incompetence and this is clearly underscored in the way and manner they are handling the affairs of governance which has continued to take a huge toll on the nation.
“The level of bloodletting occasioned by the barrage of criminalities across the country can only be happening in a country without a government.
“The killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, is the high point of murdering of innocent Nigerians across the land.
“It certainly cannot be well for a nation that creates an ugly situation where a 94-year-old nationalist would be burying her 58-year-old daughter. Sad! This certainly is not Nigeria of our dream.”