No amount of ‘dirty politics’ can oust Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Obinwannem News No amount of 'dirty politics' can oust Buhari – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has reacted to the calls for the resignation of Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari over the carnage that left scores of farmers dead in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorist group.

Lai Mohammed said, in a meeting held Thursday in Lagos, the quest for Buhari’s resignation was relative to playing “dirty politics,” with security issues; describing the call as cheap and irresponsible.

The Minister stated that the president was elected, and re-elected procedurally, and will not be prevented from serving his second term.

“In the wake of the killing, there have been calls in some quarters for Mr President to resign.

“Well, let me say here that this call amounts to playing dirty politics with the issue of security, and it is cheap and irresponsible.

“Mr. President was elected in 2015 for a four-year term and re-elected in 2019 for another four-year term.

“No amount of hysterical calls for resignation will prevent him from serving out his term.”

Mohammed noted that the country, especially northen region, has been facing security challenges even before the Buhari-led administration. He also added that the ceaseless calls for resignation is a clog in the wheels of the Presidency.

“Let us stop playing politics with the issue of security,’’ he said. “Therefore, calling on the President to resign every time there is a setback in the war on terror is a needless distraction and cheap politicking.”

The minister continued, “Boko Haram is today badly degraded and can only carry out cowardly attacks like the one against defenseless farmers over the weekend.

“Boko Haram’s only oxygen today is publicity. That’s why they have rushed to release a video claiming responsibility for the killing of the farmers.

“Please note that that video was shared to instill fear in the civil populace and maintain relevance in the eyes of their sponsors,’’ he concluded.

Ozoemela Chikwas reporting, Obinwannem News

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