The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has backed the calls for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigeria’s security challenges.
During an appearance on AIT’s ‘Kakaaki’ programme on Monday, spokesman of the forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said that the President should be removed if he cannot solve the insecurity ravaging the nation.
The spokesman of the forum asked the members of the National Assembly to begin the process of impeaching Buhari, adding that the federal lawmakers must realise that the country is in a dire state.
Baba-Ahmed also urged the federal lawmakers to do something other than just talking and making promises, noting that the nation cannot wait two more years for Buhari to address the issues of insecurity.
He said: “Those who have constitutional responsibility must realise that the country is in a dire state, and do something other than just talking and making promises.
“The second option is for citizens to get together and decide to do something.
“The third option is that those leaders who are failing will recognize the fact that they are the problem, and they will resign because they clearly have nothing to offer in terms of leadership,” he said.
“Or, as our democratic system provides, those with the responsibility to get them off, should impeach those who are failing. If the president can’t deliver, he should be impeached.
“We don’t have a national assembly that appears to have the levels of patriotism and concern beyond partisan politics to realise that when this roof falls, it also falls on their heads.
“Partisanship is so pronounced that the people we elected and sent to Abuja think they serve the president rather than the Nigerian people.”