The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described as unnecessary, the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation by Aisha Yesufu, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-convener.
Yesufu had said Buhari, who’s battling health issues, should step down as he could no longer discharge his duty as president.
“Things are stagnating in Nigeria, for crying out loud, the president is sick, the president is not capable of discharging his duty as president, why can’t he resign,” she had said.
Reacting in a statement issued by Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, its national publicity secretary, ACF advised Nigerians to pray for the president rather than call for his resignation.
“Nigeria is practising a presidential system of government as contained in the 1999 constitution (as amended). President Buhari has done what is constitutionally required of him to do by his letter to the leadership of the National Assembly,” said the forum.
“The Vice President is now Acting President, performing the duties of Mr. President.
“In other countries, when their President fall sick or become incapacitated while in office, the citizens encourage him through prayers and good wishes, rather than intimidation or calling for his resignation.
“We can draw a lesson from such countries and wish President Buhari well for the progress of our country.
“The call by Aisha Yusuf co-convener of BBOG for President Buhari to resign is therefore unnecessary, misplaced and not in tune with the provisions of our 1999 constitution.”