Human rights lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari allowed Boko Haram terrorists, bandits, and other criminal elements to overrun the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, Ozekhome said President Buhari has been missing in action in curbing the rising insecurity facing the country.
He berated the President for allowing Boko Haram and other criminals to overrun the Nigerian state to the extent of mounting their flags in parts of the country.
The senior lawyer noted that Nigeria was no longer working, following the multiple attacks on lives and properties in the country this week which claimed at least 15 cops, five soldiers, and 20 civilians.
He wrote, “Nigeria is not working. The fault lines are widening and deepening on a daily basis. There is anger, anguish, blood, sorrow, pains and pangs. Even those who initially ethnicised, parochialised, nepotised and tribalised Nigerians’ cry for redemption have now backslided. Because the chicken has finally come home to roost, the rich also now cry.
“There is a President missing in action. His capacity has been tested. Buhari has woefully failed Nigerians. Boko Haram has taken over large swaths of lands in Niger, Kaduna, Borno, and other northern states, planting their flags of sovereignty on the soil of a supposedly independent nation.
“Nigeria now possesses all the ingredient of a failed state. There is no leadership, no governance, no one in charge. We are fast drifting to the precipice. Inexorable.”
Meanwhile, a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is loved by Nigerians and has bright chances of ruling the country beyond 2023.
Tinubu stated this on Tuesday when he fielded questions from State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The APC stalwart also reassured Nigerians that President Buhari respects the Nigerian Constitution and would vacate office at the expiration of his tenure on May 29, 2023.
He said, “The chances are as bright as a midnight star and we will continue to work for a better Nigeria.
“We cannot interject politics and assumption in everything, we have a nation to build.
“We have a baton to pass. You can depend on Buhari that he will not spend one hour beyond his tenure. He will comply with the constitution.”
The APC chieftain also charged all well-meaning citizens to remain united in the wake of current security challenges confronting some parts of the country.
Tinubu said all Nigerians must put aside their religious, political, or ethnic differences and cooperate with security agents to surmount the problem.