The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has disclosed to the public that President Muhammadu Buhari resignation would not happen due to the fact that he has the mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country until the expiration of his tenure in May 2023.
The minister made this known during a media briefing in Abuja while responding to comments from political and religious leaders calling for the president’s resignation.
He, however, went on to caution such leaders to be very careful not to aggravate the situation of insecurity in the nation, while admitting that the country was facing security challenges which are being dealt with.
“There have been some red herrings in recent times, including those calling for the resignation of Mr President or the sack of the security chiefs.
“I just want to say that the government, which has provided and continues to provide the military and the security agencies with the wherewithal, believes in their ability to tackle insecurity.
“These challenges will be successfully tackled. I will however advise all commentators, especially political and religious leaders, to be very careful at this time not to aggravate the situation with incendiary comments.
“These are comments that cash in on our religious, ethnic and political fault lines to further divide us,”
“Leaders should be part of solutions to problems, rather than aggravating situations. To those asking Mr. President to resign,
“I wish to say this: Mr President will not resign. He has the overwhelming mandate of Nigerians to preside over the affairs of the country till the expiration of his tenure in May 2023,” he added.