Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) New Era, on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resign over his alleged failure to put a stop to the killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen across the country.
National Publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Adesina Akinpelu while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, “condemned in strong terms, the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue state”.
Akinpelu, however, lamented that “the continued failure of President Buhari to arrest and prosecute the killer Fulani herdsmen shows clearly that he (Buhari) is a sectional leader who is not qualified to become Nigeria’s president”.
He then asked President Buhari to emulate former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who during his tenure proved to Nigerians that he was truly a national leader with no bias or preference for any section of the country.
Akinpelu noted that Obasanjo as a sitting President from Yorubaland, did not pamper corrupt elements and trouble makers from the Yoruba extraction during his tenure.
He maintained that “Dr. Frederick Fasheun and Otunba Gani Adams, who were factional OPC leaders were arrested by Obasanjo’ s government then, not minding that they were leading a Yoruba group”.
Akinpelu wondered “why President Buhari was reluctant to arrest and bring to justice, rampaging Fulani herdsmen, who have constituted themselves as a major threat to national security”.
He, therefore, urged the President to jettison his second term ambition, saying that “Peoples of southern Nigeria cannot trust Buhari with their mandate again.”
Akinpelu also condemned the lingering fuel crisis across the country, urging the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to find a lasting solution to it.