Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, if he cannot resist blackmail.
In a series of tweets posted on Boxing Day, Jibrin said Buhari is acting as if he needs the permission of some “political overlords”, before he does his job.
He also alleged Buhari was playing into the hands of those who do not mean well for him and his administration.
Some of the tweets read: “As a President, once you succumb to blackmail by individual, group or institution, you are finished and your presidency certified lame duck!
“How ever high the stakes are or necessity of the usually exaggerated ‘political expediency’ a President must refuse to be boxed or blackmail.
“Mr President, all your life you conducted yourself in such a way and manner that immunes you from blackmail which solidified your strength.
“So why is the President appearing weak…as if he has to beg some political ‘OverLords’ to do his work in the name of “political stability”?
“Mr President, ‘such ‘political stability’ and ‘harmony’ that compels you to turn away your face where you shouldn’t is useless to our country!
“Mr President, you are playing into the hands of people who do not believe in you&your govt. You will come back to these tweets in 18months.
“A President must repel blackmail with all his arsenals or give up the presidency. You cannot be an effective President while in hostage!”