A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a Senator for Borno south, Borno State, Ali Ndume has said President Muhammadu Buhari should directly address Nigerians on issues of insecurity, rather than issuing statements through his press advisers.
He made this known during an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Thursday.
His comment comes days after terrorists attacked Kuje Correctional centre in the Federal Capital Territory.
Mr Ndume said, “I’ve said it before. When it comes to issues like these, it is the President himself that is supposed to be talking to Nigerians, not some press adviser.
“The President, of course, should be taking responsibility . . . he is the President. By the time you ask people to elect you as President, anything that happens to any Nigerian, God will hold you accountable you for it.”
Mr Ndume who added that he was “really disappointed with the response of so many leaders said, “And it is our responsibility – of government – the security and welfare of its citizens. And you have leaders responding as if it is a casualty, not their responsibility.
“I feel pained to be called a Senator. I’m almost like helpless. Many of us are like that, sitting down as observers.”