A group, The Middle Belt United Assembly, on Thursday asked the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret.), to offer an unreserved apology to Nigerians for the current hardship and insecurity plaguing the country.
In particular, the group gave the president a floor for the unfulfilled promises he made to Nigerians in 2015, noting that the economy has taken a nosedive as insecurity rose beneath him.
The group’s chairman, Moses Mwarga Aji, who spoke to journalists in Kaduna state, said Nigerians were starving while food prices had risen beyond their reach.
This was as he said that even while Nigerians were living in hunger, they could no longer close their eyes because of the insecurity ravaging communities across the country.
Aji said: “We call on President Buhari to publicly apologize to Nigerians for his failed promises on security, economics and anti-corruption. From bad in 2015 to worst now.
“The nation is in suspense over the fate of the 2023 general election as some prominent Nigerians voice fears that the election may not go ahead due to insecurity. Elections must take place as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Nigerians do not accept a postponement of elections.
“President Buhari must leave a legacy for Nigerians. As things stand in the country right now, Nigerians may not remember Mr President when he resigns from office. They may only remember him when there is uncertainty, corruption and hardship. Please, Mr President, use the remaining months to correct and put Nigeria back on the path of progress, unity and development.”
He also urged the international community to pressure the president to secure the country for the 2023 general election.
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