Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senate’s Minority Leader, on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari must resign immediately following rising insecurity in the country.

Abaribe, who is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the call when the Senate discussed a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system during plenary on Wednesday.

While making his contribution to the motion, Senator Abaribe, who was the first to contribute to the motion, faulted the president for failing to tackle the security challenges in the country.

He said; ”If you want to treat an issue, you go to the head. We did not appoint the IG or the security chiefs. We will go to the president and ask him to resign.  Nigerians voted APC because they promised to tackle insecurity but they have failed” Senator Abaribe said even as the Senate President Ahmed Lawan tried to stop him from speaking.

His call for the resignation of Mr. President comes barely 24 hours after President Buhari said he was surprised at the growing insecurity, and said his government will be “harder” on bandits.