The Wailing Wailers, a pro-Democracy group on Friday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to honorably resign, saying yesterday’s incident in Sokoto, where placard-carrying residents primarily Northern youths asked the visiting ex-president Goodluck Jonathan to ‘come back’ was an indication that “he (Buhari), has been rejected by the same people who massively voted him in in 2015.”
The group in a statement in Abuja, by its Acting National publicity Secretary, Usman Abubakar, decried that given the lingering economic woes, as well as the rising rate of inflation, it was evident that President Buhari doesn’t have the answer to the nation’s problems.
Recall that Jonathan had visited Sokoto State to pay a condolence visit to the family of the late 18th sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki.
The late sultan is the father of the incarcerated ex-National Security adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, who served under ex-president Jonathan.
Excerpt from the statement read: “We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari for the second time within the week to honorably resign and return back to his farm in Daura for retirement.
“It is obvious that Mr. President doesn’t have any answer to the lingering economic woes, hardship, and suffering that has befallen the country. We cannot continue to take it that all is well when the economic situation in the country is critically disastrous.
“Just days ago, reports showed that Nigeria’s inflation has risen to 11 years record breaking 18.3% in the history of Nigeria. The last time we experienced hyperinflation, recession, depression and famine was when Buhari viciously upset a civil rule and took over powers in 1984.
“The repeat of 1984 brutal and violent rulership is panning out in 2016, it is quite unfortunate that students of history jettisoned all they knew about Buhari and packaged him as a reformed democrat. We are happy in a way that all people who propped him up and elevated him to Aso Rock are presently in deep regret.
“Those that supported him out of ethnic and religious sentiments are presently aware of the gravest mistake as Hunger, poverty and starvation do not respect ethnic group or religion, but, it is being exerted on all and sundry. It is obvious that Nigerian people are all ill-fated with Buhari.
“This is why we are calling out that Mr. President should tow a very noble and honorable path by resigning and hand over powers to the National Assembly.
“We called for his resignation on Tuesday; little did we all know that the Sokoto and other Northern states’ people also are calling for his resignation.