Amid the attacks on the Independent National Electoral Commission office, the Independent Electoral Commission, a coalition of civil society groups, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss all chiefs of services and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
This was while the Coalition under the auspices of Civil Society for Security Reform and Governance urged Buhari to purge the gangs in his government working against the country’s security reforms.
They pointed out that gangs are working against security reforms for their own selfish interests.
The coalition said in a statement that the president may fail to inherit a safe country unless he cleanses his administration of these saboteurs.
The statement was signed by the National Coordinator of the Coalition, Dr. Mohamed Gedado, and the National Secretary, Dr. Funke Ibagbe.
The civil society organization said the attacks on the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission had made the restructuring of the country’s security structure not only imperative but also urgent.
According to the group, the repeated attacks on the committee’s offices and the kidnapping of innocent citizens are a reflection of the failure of the security structure.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately purify himself of the influence of gangs who oppose reforms to the country’s security architecture so that the country can move forward before the 2023 general elections,” the statement read.
“The continuous attacks on IEC offices and facilities across the country are a reflection of the failure of the security architecture, and thus there is an urgent need for a comprehensive reform before it is too late.
Mr. President must demonstrate his authority as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces by dismissing all the country’s security chiefs and replacing them with more competent and committed officers who can ensure our security before, during and after the elections.
“The National Security Adviser and all the heads of the agencies do not have a job in their offices yet after so many failures and hiccups.”
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