Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up at midnight and seek the forgiveness of Allah for failing to failing to provide security to Nigerians.
Lamido who made the comment in an interview with BBC Hausa, was reacting to the gruesome murder of 43 farmers by Boko Haram members in Borno State on Saturday, November 28.
“There is no way a government can go successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this, he has to resign but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason,” said the ex-Jigawa governor.
“He has failed, if not that he failed, how will you allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will you allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Something is wrong somewhere.
“Allah is merciful to his servants, we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go first. He should ask himself what offences he has committed. He needs to wake up at midnight, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness for the offences he has committed.”
Lamido went on to accuse President Buhari of never listening to anyone.
“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years, if you said something like this, you will be cursed but now the truth has come,” he said.
“The problem is that he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses and the traditional leaders… have spoken out.
“When Buhari was sick, Nigerians prayed for him and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges.”
It would be recalled the President issued a marching order to the military, following the killing of the farmers in Borno, to take the fight to the insurgents in a bid to end the insecurity challenge plaguing the nation.