The Middle Belt United Assembly (MBUA) has made a call to President Muhammadu Buhari to tender a public apology to Nigerians over the difficulty and insecurity bedeviling the country.
This was as the assembly accused him of not fulfilling his campaign promises.
The group brought to mind that Buhari in 2015 guaranteed Nigerians that if they voted for him to secure them and improve their well-being but rather the economy, and security became worst under his administration.
Speaking with journalists in Kaduna, on Thursday, the group’s president, Comrade Moses Mwarga Aji, said ordinary Nigerians are going to bed with empty stomachs as costs of food and different items in the market have multiplied compared to what President Buhari inherited in 2015.
Aji, added that even with much yearning in the land, Nigerians particularly in the Northern region are in absolute fear of the unknown and cannot sleep with their two eyes closed as insecurity ravages communities.
“We called on President Buhari to tender a public apology to Nigerians over his failed promises on security, economy, fighting corruption. From bad in 2015 to the worst now,” he advised.
He additionally called on the international community to mount strain on Buhari to secure the nation and conduct elections in 2023.
“The nation is in suspense over the fate of 2023 general elections, as some prominent Nigerians are expressing fear that elections may not hold because of insecurity. Elections must hold as planned, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Nigerians will not accept postponement of elections,” he said.
To this end, he further encouraged President Buhari to give sufficient security to the North-central zone to battle insecurity in Benue, Plateau, and Niger among other affected states.
As indicated by him, Buhari ought to as matter of urgency wake up and focus on administration by battling insecurity, poor economy, and massive corruption: “President Buhari should leave a legacy behind for Nigerians.
“The way things stand now in the country, Nigerians may not remember Mr. President when he leaves office. They may remember him only when insecurity, corruption, and hardship are mentioned. Please, Mr. President, use the remaining few months to correct and reset Nigeria on the path of progress, unity, and development,” Aji said.