#BuhariResign: Abaribe finds support on Twitter
Over 26,000 tweets have been tailored towards Nigeria’s Senate Minority leader Eyinnaya Abaribe’s call for the immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari following the escalating security challenges in the country.
The reaction, which has been number one on twitter trend table with the hashtag #Buhariresign, is largely in support of Abaribe’s request.
“If you want to treat an issue, you go to the head. We did not appoint the IG or the security chiefs. We will go to the president and ask him to resign,” Abaribe said at the plenary on Wednesday.
Issues of state police, lack of coordination and lack of synergy among the security agencies, lack of political will, and the expiration of the tenure of the service chiefs formed the thrust of the debate which got escalated after Abaribe’s, a senator of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, comments.
The federal lawmaker said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration deserved to be “stoned out of power” for not living up to the expectations of Nigerians. He accused the government of using propaganda to deceive Nigerians.
However, while reacting to Abaribe’s comments, the presidency described the call as “foolish.” A spokesman, Garba Shehu, said Buhari cannot resign based on the “stray” opinion of an “armchair critic”.
However, Abaribe’s comment resonated with a lot of Nigerians who are trending #BuhariResign on Twitter.
Senator Abaribe said "This government said if they didn't perform Nigerians should stone, so we are ready to stone this govt….Those who live by propaganda must die by propaganda"
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) January 30, 2020
Another journalist slained for doing his Job. @PoliceNG shot Alex Ogbu because he recorded the police brutality against innocent Nigerians at a peaceful protest in Abuja . #JusticeForAlexOgbu #BuhariResign pic.twitter.com/E2wBoeGSPD
— #RevolutionNow (@RevolutionNowNg) January 30, 2020
Lest we forget:
Buhari's admin has recorded an All time high level of inflation, nepotism, insecurity, Min. wage reduction & increase in no of unemployed.
Yet the, Garba Shehu thinks Senator Abaribe's call for #BuhariResign is foolish.
May we never be blinded by self interest.
— Young Otutu (@YoungOtutu) January 30, 2020
Apart from Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Garba Shehu should also call these people FOOLISH.
These ones demanded that @GEJonathan should resign over the same INSECURITY:
– Muhammadu Buhari
– Aisha Buhari
– Bola Tinubu#BuhariResign#BuhariOut#BuhariMustGo#BuhariIsConfused pic.twitter.com/UgfaIDdwG1
— Dadiyata The Jonathanian (@The_Jonathanian) January 30, 2020
— Fidelis T. Ibe (@FidelisTI) January 30, 2020
— Eze Prince Victor (@EzePrinceVicto2) January 30, 2020
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