Insecurity: Buhari Will Complete Tenure Despite Calls For Resignation, Says Minister

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The Federal Government says the call , in some quarters, for the resignation of the President , Major Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ), over the recent killing of farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists is “ cheap and irresponsible” .
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a meeting on Thursday in Lagos , said the calls amounted to playing dirty politics with the issue of security.
The minister said, “ In the wake of the killing, there have been calls in some quarters for Mr President to resign .
“ Well , let me say here that this call amounts to playing dirty politics with the issue of security, and it is cheap and irresponsible
“ Mr. President was elected in 2015 for a four -year term and re -elected in 2019 for another four- year term .
“ No amount of hysterical calls for resignation will prevent him from serving out his term. ”
Mohammed said before the President assumed office , Boko Haram could stroll into any city , especially in the north, to carry out deadly attacks.
He said Abuja , the nation’ s capital, Kano, Maiduguri, Jos, Damaturu were regularly targeted while motor parks, churches, mosques , shopping complexes were not spared.
“ Therefore , calling on the President to resign every time there is a setback in the war on terror is a needless distraction and cheap politicking .
“ Let us stop playing politics with the issue of security, ’’ he said.

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The minister reiterated the position that “Boko Haram is today badly degraded and can only carry out cowardly attacks like the one against defenseless farmers over the weekend’’ .
He said no nation, no matter how powerful , is immune to attacks on soft targets.
“ For instance , 9 – 11 happened despite the prowess of the most powerful army in the world.
“ Boko Haram ’s only oxygen today is publicity . That’ s why they have rushed to release a video claiming responsibility for the killing of the farmers.
“ Please note that that video was shared to instill fear in the civil populace and maintain relevance in the eyes of their sponsors , ’’ he said.

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