Coalition of Niger Delta agitators yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over non-performance and not living up to the expectation of Nigerians.
In a statement, the agitators claimed that much has not been achieved in terms of infrastructural and development in the polity since he assumed the helm of affairs two years ago.
Claiming that not a single road project had been commissioned since May 29, 2015, the agitators claim that the situation is worsened by the president’s health challenges as a group it classified as the “cabal” has taken advantage of the situation to the detriment of Nigerians.
The group said it would stage a protest in all the Niger Delta states from September 12 and would ensure a shut down of markets, schools and all other public institutions.
The agitators also denied withdrawing their quit notice to northerners and Yoruba residents in the coastal region, insisting that the October 1 ultimatum still stands.
Signatories to the statement included: General Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers; General Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors); Major-Gen.
Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters); Major-Gen. Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters); Major-Gen. Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice); Major-Gen. Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network).
And the president yesterday in Daura, Katsina State, assured Nigerians of his continuous commitment to serving the nation, attributing his recent convalescence to a divine act of the almighty God.
He gave the assurance while receiving a delegation of associations of farmers, businessmen, youths, elders and politicians from Katsina at his country home.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday quoted the president as saying that he returned to the country with renewed hope and strength to pursue policies that will improve the livelihood of the people, and reposition Nigeria for good.
According to the president: “Considering the challenges we are facing as a nation, we have been doing our best to provide sustainable solutions, and we will keep doing our best.
“I am happy you came here today, and I am thankful for all the prayers. You are leaders of various groups at the grass root, and you are closer to the people so you understand these problems as well. We need your support,’’ he said.
Also, Senator representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to disinfect and fumigate his cabinet of those he described as ‘Lions, Hyenas and Jackals’ holding his administration to ransom.
Sani who made the call in Kaduna, said that there are some individuals in presidency pursuing selfish interest other than that of the president who should be eased out.
He called on President Buhari to take proactive stand by reshuffling and engaging capable hands to assist in delivering the promises he made to Nigerians.
His words: “Everybody knows who the Lion is. As regarding the Hyenas, Jackals and wolves, I think I will leave that for Mr.
President to mention. But in general terms, these are the elements within the cycle of the presidency that have personal interest other than that of Mr.
President. And they are called in broader sense as cabal. These are the mafias that exist in the presidency.
“Mr. President should fumigate and disinfect presidency in the general interest of his own government and also the country as a whole,’’ he added.