A chieftain of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Anietie Okon has asked the president of the Federal Republic, Muhammadu Buhari to resign for his inability to stop the incessant bloodshed in the country.
Okon who made call while interacting with some journalists in the state said it was obvious that the President lacked the capacity to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.
According to him, “the primary duty and responsibility of any government is to provide security and protection for lives and property of the citizenry. So with his sick and completely indefensible security architecture and structure which he has put the country into it is not reasonable for him to continue giving all kinds of excuses.
“What is far more condemnable is his obvious recalcitrance in condemning out rightly the carnage that is being perpetrated by terrorists in the guise of Fulani Herdsmen”.
The Second Republic senator also expressed suspicion that the 2019 general elections might not hold in parts of the country affected by the wanton killings and destruction of properties by Fulani herdsmen.
He also expressed doubts on the possibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducting elections in Benue and Plateau states and other crisis-ridden areas next year.
Besides the security threat by the blood-thirsty herders, the PDP stalwart said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government lacked the sincerity and political will to conduct credible polls.
He added: “The APC has made it very clear that it is not a party that can conduct free and fair elections because the ruling party will not allow the reign of transparency in the elections processes.
“Also going by the bloodletting we are witnessing in the country today and the feeble and unimaginative response and the obvious partiality exhibited by those who are supposed to manage and contain do you think we can have an election in Plateau or Benue states?”