Two members of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda (Rivers PDP) and Nicholas Osas (Delta PDP), have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign in the wake of the execution of Hauwa Liman, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), aid worker, by the Boko Haram sect.
The House members made the call while speaking on a motion of urgent public importance moved by John Okafor (Imo APC), on the execution of Liman and her colleague, Saifura Khorsa, who was executed by the sect last month.
While speaking on the motion, Chinda berated the current administration for failing to protect the people of the country despite basing their electoral campaign on security.
He added that during the regime of Goodluck Jonathan, a former governor of Kaduna State called on the then president to resign over the security situation.
“Security is one area we have discussed the most and we can agree that this administration lacks the capacity to meet up.
When Boko Haram started, we had debates on the floor of this House, but some members were shying away from it. In August 2014, Nasir El-rufai said that the then president should resign as it had failed to protect Nigerians. I support him that President Buhari should also resign,” Chinda said.
Lending support to Chinda, Hon. Osas argued that the primary responsibility of any government is the protection of lives and properties, adding that fighting insecurity is beyond conventional approach.
“The government has failed, mostly in information gathering; security is beyond conventional way; security is about technology. It is high time this government agreed that they lack the capacity.”
The House later resolved to urge the government to, as a matter of urgency, commence further negotiations so as to facilitate the release of other Nigerians abducted by the sect.
Osas also urged the federal government to collaborate with other countries to acquire advanced technology for gathering information on terrorism and satellite full imagery devices that can help in the fight against terrorism.