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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has alleged that there is an attempt to push him into “undue pressure”.
Mr Buhari said this in a statement on Friday evening that his administration will not “succumb to threats” to resign.
The Nigeria government was responding to what it believes is a “recurring threats” with “factions giving specific timeless for the President to do one thing” or else, in their language, “the nation will break up.”
The President through his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity Garba Shehu warned what he described as “unpatriotic outburst”, calling it both “unhelpful and unwarranted”.
Nigerians have been calling on the President to address the nation due to the increasing insecurity in the country.
While Mr Buhari is battling to address the threat pose by the Islamic terrorist, Boko Haram, his security outfit, the Nigeria police have attracted condemnation worldwide as a result of the incessant killings and unjust detainment of the citizens.
ENDSARS protesters have engaged the President both online and on the street, demanding that Mr Buhari disband SARS agent or resign.
The President is also facing a different kind of challenge at the National Assembly who had invited him to address the House on the current security situation in the country.
In a reaction on Friday evening, Mr Buhari he will not “take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.
Reiterating his position, the government said, “This administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of a health crisis.
“The President, as an elected leader under this constitution, will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians through, and, in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”