OrderPaperToday – Minority leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop comparing the level of security in past administrations to the current situation of escalated insecurity.

Abaribe stated this in a press statement signed by himself in reaction to Buhari’s new year broadcast on Friday.

“I am aware that for some of our compatriots, the progress we have registered since the inception of this administration is not nearly as fast or as sufficient as they would wish,” Mr. Buhari said in the broadcast,” adding:

“I do not begrudge them their views, in so far as they signify a wish, in which we all share, for only the very best for our country.

“Nevertheless, I call upon all Nigerians to carefully recall the circumstances of our coming to office, the facts on the ground and the resources at our disposal since 2015 with the accomplishments of this administration.”

Responding to this, Abaribe stated that the continuous reference to the past appears as an excuse instead of facing the fact of governance.

He said: “Nonetheless, President Muhammadu Buhari must as a fact face governance and stop making excuses at every turn, especially his penchant at making references to 2015 as reasons why he fails to perform. It does not end at making broadcast, but in exhibiting genuine seriousness in governance for all Nigerians.

“The President is elected to provide governance, by so doing he must be ready to proffer solutions, right wrongs where it exists and solve problems besetting the country in every facet and not always relapse to advancing excuses to explain away palpable failures.”

The Senator however assured that the legislature particularly the minority caucus is ready to cooperate with the presidency “in any sincere and genuine effort to tackle insecurity in our country and keep our people safe.”


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