During a session in the Senate on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Abaribe said, President Buhari has been lying to Nigerians that Boko Haram has been defeated.
He explained that the current government has been surviving on propaganda while Nigerians who elected them into power have been suffocating and under siege.
The Senator warned that if Buhari fail to resign immediately, Nigerians will come with stones to chase him out the government since he has faiied in all ramifications to protect their lives and properties.
“Those who live on propaganda shall die by propaganda. Defeat is staring us on the face,” Abaribe said.
“We did not vote the IG of police, we did not vote the Chief of Staff, or other security chiefs, we voted the government of APC in 2015 and re-elected them in 2019 because they told us hey have the key to security.
“Today, the APC government has failed because people are being killed anyhow. If you want to deal with a matter, you first go to the head. We can go to the APC government and ask this government to resign.
“As it is, we are facing the head of the Nigerian government and this is President Buhari. He should resign with immediate effect.
“And we want to tell the government that if it does not resign, we shall have no option than to go with stones to pursue it.”
In a swift reaction, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said there was no basis for Buhari to resign.
SENATOR ABARIBE’S CALL ON PRESIDENT BUHARI TO RESIGN IS FOOLISH
President Buhari to resign on what basis? Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit. That call does not represent the opinion of the country.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) January 29, 2020
In a statement, Shehu said: “President Buhari to resign on what basis?
“Just because some characters think that President Buhari should resign, then they expect him to quit.
“That call does not represent the opinion of the country. This is the opinion of an armchair critic, known for making stray comments.
“He (Abaribe) signed the bond for the court to release Nnamdi Kanu on bail, from which moment the suspect disappeared into the thin air.
“Senator Abaribe has failed repeated deadlines to return Kanu to the court for trial, yet he has the effrontery with which to accuse someone of failing to do the bidding of the law.
“President Buhari is working hard to keep Nigeria and Nigerians out of the harm terrorists have unleashed in the entire Sahel and Sub-Saharan Africa with the support of Nigerians and our foreign friends, he is going to finish off these terrorists. He alone can do it”
Watch the moment Abaribe called for Buhari’s immediate resignation: