A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Chief Felix Anirah, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to fight herdsmen that are killing innocent Nigerians across the country the same way he fought Biafra and Niger Delta agitators to prove his sincerity.
Speaking to newsmen in Asaba, shortly after the just concluded PDP governors and National Working Committee meeting, Anirha charged President Buhari to take decisive steps to arrest the rampaging herdsmen who are posing security threat to the country.
He frowned at the alleged double standard of the president in tackling issues of national security, saying: “When the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Niger Delta militants crises arose, they were visited with maximum force.
“We expect President Buhari to visit herdsmen militia with the same state force by declaring ‘Operation Cow Cry,’ like he did by declaring ‘Operation Python Dance’ and Operation Crocodile Smile’ in the South-South and South- East.
“As president of a multi-ethnic contry like Nigeria, he must be seen to be fair and just in action and in words, but sadly, it appears that by his inaction on the issue of herdsmen, the President is ruling the country with two sets of law, one for the Fulanis and another for the rest of us.”
He urged Buhari to, as a mark of statesmanship, consider the advice of the two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, not run in 2019, “but go home and rest.”
Anirah added that “Old age might have contributed to why the president cannot act swiftly on issues threatening our national security and oneness of the country.
It will be a disservice to the nation for Buhari to continue in office beyond May 29, 2019. “I think that Buhari should retire from active politics in 2019 to spend more time with his grand children.”