Hon. Sani Liti, Chairman of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina, has asked the Nigerian leader to resign over widespread insecurity in the country.
Speaking at a press briefing held in Katsina on Monday July 25, Liti said Buhari should resign over “his failure to secure Nigeria”.
He listed issues of insecurity, the rise in poverty, poor economic policies, upsurge in tribal/ethnic militia, and increase in corruption and criminal activities, among others as the challenges affecting this government.
“The Buhari government has not only failed to uplift the lives of Nigerians, as he promised but soaked the country into deeper corruption and misery. In the event of the President dragging a foot or refusing to resign, we urge the National Assembly to apply constitutional means to save the lives and properties of Nigerians.
“It shall be pointed out that from 2015 to date more than 50,000 Nigerians have lost their lives to bandits. Also, several trillion Naira worth of properties and money for ransom were lost to the insurgents who used the money to purchase weapons as confessed by some of the bandits.”
Asides asking the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger and Sokoto States, Liti also asked the government to bring in mercenaries to train security operatives in the country.
“In this respect, we are calling for the government to immediately hire mercenaries for six months from wherever to train and fight the rising banditry, insurgency, and tribal militia.
“Similarly, the government should as a matter of urgency recruit one million young Nigerians to be trained as Special Forces to protect and secure the country when the mercenaries leave in six months.”
On declaration of state of emergency in Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger and Sokoto States, Liti said “shall the Federal government refuse to act, we ask all the state assemblies to start the processes of impeachment of the governors.”