Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, says President Muhammadu Buhari needs to seek forgiveness from God because he has failed Nigerians.
The former governor, who spoke with BBC Hausa, lamented the killing of farmers in Borno state.
Noting that something is “wrong somewhere”, he advised the president to “drop his arrogance” and seek forgiveness for the alleged offences he has committed.
“There is no way a government can go successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason,” he said.
“He has failed totally. If not that he has failed, how will you allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will you allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Definitely, something is wrong somewhere.
“Allah is merciful to his servants, we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go first. He should ask himself what offenses has he committed. He needs to wake up at midnight, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness for the offenses he has committed.
“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride.
Many people have said it and we have seen it. Four years ago, if you had said something like this, you would have been abused but now the truth has come,” he added.
He accused Buhari of not listening to the cries of the people, adding that Nigerians are tired of the insecurity.
He said: “The problem is that he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired; the Ulamas, the masses, and the traditional leaders… have spoken out.
“When Buhari was sick Nigerians prayed for him and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges.”