Former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians and needs to cry, and repent to Allah for the country to live in peace.
The former governor was reacting to the recent killings by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in some parts of the North.
Speaking to BBC Hausa service, the opposition politician said Buhari should drop his arrogance and seek Allah’s forgiveness.
He added the president might have committed sins that are affecting the country.
“There is no way a government can go successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this, he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.
“He has failed, if not that he failed, how will you allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will you allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Something is wrong somewhere,” he said.
Both the presidency and the governing APC party have yet to react to Sule Lamido’s comments. But the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed told journalists in Lagos that those calling for Buhari’s resignation are “irresponsible” politicians.
On the future of the country, Sule Lamido said, “Allah is merciful to his servants, we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go first. He should ask himself what offences he has committed.
He needs to wake up at midnight, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness for the offences he has committed.
“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years, if you said something like this, you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is that he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses and the traditional leaders… have spoken out.”
“When Buhari was sick, Nigerian prayed for him and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges,” he added.
SaharaReporters, New York