Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has said that there is no need for a row, over the call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reacting to a statement in which Buhari expressed shock over the insecurity in the country, Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Senate Minority Leader, had asked the President to resign, saying that, his government “can no longer do anything” about the situation.
Abaribe’s demand sparked off major nationwide controversy, with some Nigerians joining the call for the resignation of the President.
While Garba Shehu, a Presidential Spokesman, said that it is foolish for anyone to ask the President to resign, Femi Adesina, his colleague, stated that Buhari’s statement was misconstrued.
Adesina said that the President is aware of, and is in control of the situation in the country.
Lending his voice to the issue, Keyamo wrote on Twitter, that it is usual for the opposition to ask the President to resign.
Buhari had also asked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to resign, in 2013, over insecurity.
Keyamo, who was the Spokesman of Buhari’s 2019 Presidential Campaign Organisation, also said that the call for the President’s resignation, is a way of telling him that more needs to be done.
He added that there is no possibility of the President resigning.
“The hullabaloo over the call by the opposition for the resignation of the President, is unnecessary. It is the usual singsong of opposition all over the world”, Keyamo wrote.
“They know it is not going to happen. It is just a way of telling government to do more, and we in government should see it in that light.”