President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, and Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Prof Armstrong Idachaba, must resign over roles in the October 20, 2020, Lekki massacre.
we reported that the call for their resignation was made by the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), the umbrella association of all registered political parties and political associations in the country.
CNPP in a statement issued by Chief Willy Ezugwu, the Secretary-General of the group, urged the International Criminal Court to investigate, arrest and prosecute Buhari, Buratai, Idachaba, and others for crimes against humanity.
“The CNN was very conclusive when it noted on its website that ‘the Nigerian Army has called allegations that it fired into the crowd “fake news” and told a judicial panel of inquiry that it did not shoot at any civilian but a new CNN investigation can reveal this is not true’.
“In view of the new CNN’s insights into the Lekki massacre perpetrated by agents of the state on orders of the authorities of the Nigerian state, we demand the immediate resignation of their Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, and the Director-General of the NBC, Prof Armstrong Aduku Idachaba, for their anti-people roles in the killings and the attempts to cover up the massacre of unarmed Nigerian people at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 2020.
“If the Manuel Merino, President of Peru, resigned following the death of two protesters, it is time for President Buhari to resign if he still has any integrity left.”