The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Tuesday had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resign from his position.
NEF said Buhari has failed to address the issues of killings, kidnappings, and general insecurity in the country.
The Director, Publicity and Advocacy of NEF, Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmad made the call in a statement he issued.
Baba-Ahmed said the Nigerian constitution allows the President to step down if he can’t solve the challenges confronting the country.
He said: “The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari does not appear to have answers to the challenges of security to which we are exposed. We cannot continue to live and die under the dictates of killers, kidnappers, rapists and sundry criminal groups that have deprived us of our rights to live in peace and security.
“Our constitution has provisions for leaders to voluntarily step down if they are challenged by personal reasons or they prove incapable of leading.
It’s time for President Buhari to start considering such options since he had proved incapable to do his responsibilities and we have refused to continue to live this way until his tenure ends in 2023.
Nigerians had shed so much tears and blood without appropriate response from those with responsibilities to protect us.
By Fatima Abubakar