The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari in the wake of his confession that Nigeria is tough and he is eager to go, to resign and hand over to his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo.
The spokesman of NEF, NEF, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who stated this, advised the president to resign at the moment because things would get tougher in the country.
The former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Secretary gave the advice in reaction to the President’s revelation that he is eager to leave power.
Buhari spoke when he hosted some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, legislators and chieftains at his Daura home in Katsina.
He noted that he had less than a year in office, and he would do his best in the remaining months.
“I wish the person who is coming after me the very best. I am eager to go. I can tell you it has been tough”, he had said.
Reacting, Baba-Ahmed told Buhari that it was not too late to throw in the towel.
“President Buhari told APC Govs that he is looking forward to the end of his tenure, saying it has been tough.
Who would remind him that he does not need to wait until May 29th, 2023? Who will tell him it looks like things will only get tougher?” he tweeted.
In response to a Twitter user who said Buhari “doesn’t listen to mad men”, the former permanent secretary said, “Please tell him yourself. You will be doing us all a great favour. Remind him he is elected to perform governance functions like protecting citizens.
“If he will not, or cannot, he can yield the office to his Vice until 2023.Then he can start resting now. That’s how it works.”