A Senator of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP representing Abia State has given his bit on President Buhari’s consistent show of ignorance on what’s happening in the nation.
Senator Enyinnanya Abaribe, while reacting to a motion raised by a Senator from Kogi State over Fulani herdsmen killings of Kogi inhabitants said the President always runs for cover when national issues are being raised.
Atai Aidoko Ali (Kogi-APC) had raised a motion on the activities of armed bandits who he referred to as ‘Fulani herdsmen.’
He disclosed the herdsmen killed 32 people in two local government areas of the state on Wednesday.
Mr. Abaribe, while reacting to the issue said President Buhari by his attitude has continued to show an unwillingness to quash insecurity across the country.
“I agree with the senate leader who said this is a moment where we have to work with the executive. The only thing I don’t agree with is, this executive that you want us to work with, have they accepted that they are the people that have responsibility?
“We have a president that will say I don’t know my IG didn’t even follow my order. A president that says I didn’t even know when this happened. Every little thing he doesn’t know.”
Mr. Abaribe was called to order by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, who invoked Order 53 (4) to put his colleague in check.
He asked Mr. Abaribe to confine his observation to the subject matter and not make unnecessary digressions.
Mr Abaribe didn’t stop his castigations against the President as he resumed immediately after being called to order.
He said that security operatives were not vested with enough information because the ‘Commander-in-chief is always not knowing.’
“I’m keeping my contribution to security and the Commander-in-chief of Nigeria is in charge of security and when the Commander-in-chief says I don’t know what happened, then we have to worry whether this our security is actually in the right hands.
“Let us bring to the fore another aspect which the senate leader mentioned. He said that the security forces are overstretched, we agree but distinguished senator Marafa has told us here that information was given in the Zamfara case to the same security people and the governor was dancing Arabango somewhere else and left the security. Is that not what you said? So, it is not a question of not having enough people, it is a question of not acting on intelligence and information that you have. And of course I can’t blame them for not acting because the President says I don’t know.
“How will you act on what you don’t know? Mr. President, let us beg this president; please take responsibility for one thing. It’s not everything that you don’t know so that we will be safe in Nigeria.”