A foremast socio-political movement in the southeast, Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has disowned the lawmaker representing Abia-South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, over call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office.
The Igbo group made this known on Thursday at a press conference in Awka, Anambra State, in which it instead ordered the 64-year-old to resign and apologise to Nigerians.
In a statement jointly signed by Mazi Ifeanyi Igwe and Paulinus Ozoani, its President and Secretary General respectively, the Igbos in Nigeria Movement expressed utter disappointment and disapproval of Mr Abaribe’s utterances.
According to the group, this isn’t surprising as Mr Abaribe’s stature already suffered a big blow after his hobnob with terrorist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
INM further revealed that the lawmaker and some of his allies may infact be behind the supposed insecurity situation and are only trying to create the impression that Mr. President is not delivering on his promise.
The Igbo group, therefore, disowned Mr Abaribe who they described as a “ trader masquerading as the people’s representative in the Senate”.
While ordering the lawmaker to resign and apologise, INM, however, urged Nigerians not to be misled by Abaribe as his position doesn’t represent that of the region.
Read full address below:
The Igbo in Nigeria Movement is disappointed by the decision of the Senator representing Abia-South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, to abuse the sacred mandate of his constituents with his call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over the security challenges the country is grappling with.
Senator Abaribe’s tirade against the president, for that was all he did, is nothing but a cheap grandstanding by a man who is desperate for political rehabilitation after his stature was diminished by his decision to hobnob with terrorist leaders, Nnamdi Kanu.
It is disingenuous of the supposedly distinguished Senator to pretend that President Buhari’s administration did not successfully chase terrorists from major cities leaving them to only operate from beyond Nigeria’s borders with the incursions they make into Nigeria’s territory.