Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi west, says President Muhammadu Buhari is “absent and unavailable”.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain said the president cannot continue to speak to Nigerians through his spokespersons.
He said Buhari’s silence is detrimental to the war against insecurity in the country.
Melaye spoke on Friday during an interview on Africa Independent Television’s (AIT).
“President Buhari needs to speak to Nigerians directly, he needs to communicate with the media. Our president is absent, and this has negative concomitant effects on the war against insecurity in the country,” he said.
“It is very pathetic, but our president is not available. All we hear is presidency says, we didn’t vote for Garba Shehu or Femi Adesina.
“All our security challenges boils down to leadership failure, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is grossly incompetent, not capable and all I expect is that since this man has shown more than enough evidence that he has no capacity to run this country.
“President Buhari should, in the interest of children yet unborn, in the interest of Nigerians that are dying, excuse us. It is simple, he should resign.”
Speaking on the APC senators’ decision not to join their PDP counterparts’ call to impeach Buhari, he said the 9th assembly is a creation of the president, and will always carry out the dictates of the presidential villa.
“It is expected they will speak like that, because both chambers of the national assembly, the leadership of the national assembly is a creation of the villa, as we speak now, national assembly is a department of the villa,” he said.
“It is evident in the national assembly decision not to impeach Buhari, despite the array of insecurity, and gross display of incompetence by this government.”