Buhari is incompetent — Abaribe

In reaction to the comment of President Muhammadu Buhari that the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was responsible for herdsmen killings in Nigeria, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe [PDP] from Abia State has described the President as incompetent.

While receiving Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury in London, Buhari blamed the farmers, herders clashes on militias trained by Muammar Gaddafi, former Libyan President.

But speaking on the floor of the chamber on Thursday, Abaribe wondered why the President was still the commander-in-chief when he could not protect the country from invasion.

He said: “Two explanations were given by highly ranked security personnel on the matter of herdsmen versus farmers clashes. “First of all, the IGP said these killings were as a result of laws being passed by states. Secondly, the Defence minister said these killings were as a result of the blockage of routes through which these herders are to move their cattle.

“The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the President of Nigeria said the killings are as a result of the people who were trained by the late Muammar Gaddafi and so implying that these people doing these killings in Nigeria are from outside Nigeria and even if he says they are invaders from outside Nigeria, what it means is that now it validates my last point on this floor.

“When a commander-in-chief cannot take care of invaders, invading Nigeria why is he still a commander-in-chief, why do we continue to indulge? Why do we continue to indulge this president that everywhere he goes he tells everyone outside this country that he is totally incompetent? Because it is obvious”

At this point, lawmakers of All Progressives Congress, APC, challenged him, with shouts of “point of order” erupting in the chamber.

Responding, Abaribe said: “I am very well guided by you but there are words that there are no alternatives to. What I did was to interpret the words by Mr President in London. If any word I used is misunderstood by anyone, I apologise. What I am saying is simple.”

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