Campaign for Democracy (CD), a foremost rights group, has given President Muhammadu Buhari six months to fix insecurity in the country or resign.
CD gave the ultimatum in a communiqué titled ‘Enough is Enough,’ issued at the end of its extra ordinary national executive council meeting which held at Moro, Osun State, during the burial ceremony of the late Afenifere speaker, Yinka Odumakin, husband of the immediate past president of CD, Joe Okei-Odumakin.
The communiqué was jointly signed by the group’s deputy president, Bayo Obatugase, and national general secretary, Ifeanyi Odili, respectively.
The rights group, while issuing the ultimatum, threatened that Buhari would risk civil disobedience and passive resistance from Nigerian masses if he fails to comply.
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The CD appealed to Nigerians to bear with it for its long silence, assuring that neither has it abandoned the struggle for a better country, nor go into comatose.
It added that it only decided to give Nigerian politicians enough rope to pull in order not to give room to interruption of civil rule.
“Consequently, CD resolved to give President Buhari an ultimatum of six months to return Nigeria to her right path or quit, failure which, he risks civil disobedience/passive resistance from Nigerian masses. We have been forbidden to sit back and watch political class and ethnic bigots killing Nigerian citizens, annihilating our basis of existence on the Alter of partisan politics.
“CD appeals to Nigerians to bear with it as it has not abandoned the struggle for a better Nigeria neither did it go into comatose, only that we decided to give Nigerian politicians enough rope to pull in order not to give room to interruption of civil rule. We are not unaware that mass action and civil disobedience can cause a disruption of any government.
“For this reason, we have been so cautious in facing the Federal Government without purse or delay as we did in the military era”, the group said.
CD said the vote of no confidence on the President is due to maladministration under his regime manifesting in “Insecurity across Nigeria, Ethnic chauvinism which is glaringly clear in all the federal political appointments, Oppression of certain ethnic nationalities and Fulanization of Nigeria by Fulani oligarchy, in which President Muhammadu Buhari belongs and Indifferent, uncaring and unresponsive attitude to the lives of Nigerians”.
According to the group, others are:
“Mass poverty ravaging every home across Nigeria, High rate of petroleum prices and devaluation of the naira, and Above all, gross incompetence to give Nigerians the democracy of their dreams.
“It is disheartening to note that an average Nigerian mass prefers Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha who we chased away to the elected President Muhammadu Buhari for rubbishing our collective struggles for a democratic Nigeria during military regimes of the two army generals.”
The group applauded some governors it said have taken the need and courage as well as bravery to set up regional security network in their respective states, “since they can no longer leave the safety and security of their citizens in the hands of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”