The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said the comments by President Muhammadu Buhari expressing “surprise” at the heightened insecurity across the country shows he is overhwelmed, describing it as defeatist, demoralising and traumatising.
The party has consequently urged the President to resign, since he failed to live up his responsibility of securing lives and property of Nigerians.
According to PDP, Buhari has displayed a disheartening dereliction of duty, for directly admitting it, means he lacks the required capacity to articulate and implement any solutions to the escalating insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, bloodletting and an increased wave of violence under his administration.
This was contained in a statement issued by Kola Olagbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the party and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.
The party insisted that such a demoralising statement from a Commander-in-Chief, who promised to lead from the front in the war against Boko Haram, is distressing as it further exposed an abdication of duty.
It said the comment further depicted that the President is not even abreast of his major task in governance which is the security of lives and property.
“The PDP is particularly worried over this apparent display of leadership failure as Mr. President ought to be receiving a daily brief from his service Chiefs on the actual situation on ground.
“His comment therefore speaks volumes on the manner with which the security of our nation is being handled at the highest levels despite the huge resources reportedly committed to security issues by the Buhari administration.
“The PDP notes that such development has further eroded the confidence Nigerians repose on the Buhari Presidency for solutions, especially given his failures to rejig his security high command in the face of failures and demands by well-meaning Nigerians.
“The party therefore backs the call by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, asking President Buhari to resign,” Ologbondiyan said in the statement.