A member of the House of Representatives, Ladi Adebutu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the abduction of 110 girls from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.
Speaking during a stakeholders meeting of People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state, Adebutu said Buhari has failed the country by allowing a repeat of Chibok scenario.
Accusing the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of turning the Chibok incident into politics, the Chairman House Committee on Rural Development said the country expect the party to wage the magic wand they promised.
He also lambasted the military for basing their judgement for the withdrawal of their men from Dapchi on a mere insinuation of safety.
He said, “Well, what goes round comes round. We had Chibok girls before and instead of addressing the problem Nigeria had, we turned it into partisan issue.
“Now we have a repeat episode and we are calling on the APC to now wage the magic wand they promised they had to rescue those girls and even ask them further, those who claim to know so much, superior generals, how do they found themselves to the extent that we have a repeat after the experience of the Chibok girls?
“With that experience we have had, I’m very well disappointed that this government led us into this again. The military withdrew because they supposed the area was safe; incompetence!
“Maybe the President should have even resigned because one of the things he promised is security in the North East. He has failed. He told we would have security in the North East, he told us Boko Haram will be gone overnight. But it has now showed that all these promises are just promises.”
On the reordering of election timetable, the lawmaker said the National Assembly has the authority to make laws and even override President’s veto if the situation so demand.
“My view is that the National Assembly is vested with the authority to make the laws. We shall make the laws and the laws shall be laws. Period!
“You can be sure that we exercised that right before. If it is our will that that is the order, that becomes law, and that law we shall defend to the best of our abilities.”
On the meeting, Adebutu said the PDP is preparing for the electioneering process towards the 2019 general elections.
“Today, we have commissioned our revamped Secretariat in preparation for the onward journey. We are servicing and maintaining our tools in preparation for usage.
“We are looking forward to campaign starting and as such, we are putting all our structures in place and we are making sure we are battle ready.”