Lai Mohammed has come out to respond to those requesting the resignation of the president. The minister of Information and Culture, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, said President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign
Despite calls for his resignation as insecurity keeps worsening around the country, he said the president has the mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till 2023. As I said earlier, the country is facing security challenges, and the challenges are being tackled headlong.
“However, there have been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr. President or the sack of the service chiefs.
“I just want to say that the government, which has provided and continues to provide the military and the security agencies with the wherewithal, believes in their ability to tackle insecurity.
“These challenges will be successfully tackled. I will, however, advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments; comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us.
“The kind of comments that have been attributed to some leaders, especially religious leaders, are incendiary and reckless. Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations.”