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.