Minister of state for labor and employment, Festus Keyamo, says there is no need for a row over the call for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Reacting to a statement in which Buhari expressed shock over the insecurity in the country, senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, asked the president to resign, saying his government can no longer do anything” about the situation.
Abaribe’s demand sparked off controversy, with some Nigerians joining the call for the resignation of the president.
While presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said it is foolish for anyone to ask the president to resign, his colleague, Femi Adesina, said Buhari’s statement was misconstrued.
But lending his voice to the issue on Twitter, Keyamo said it is usual for the opposition to ask the president to resign.
Keyamo, who was the spokesman of Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign organisation, also said the call for the president’s resignation is a way of telling him that more needs to be done.
He added that there is no possibility of the president resigning.
Buhari had also asked ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to resign in 2013 over insecurity.