The leadership of the African Democratic Party (ADC) has heightened the agitation for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign his position.
The political party in a recent publication said it was in support of ADC’s presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachikwu, in his call for the Nigerian leader to step aside if he cannot address the nation’s economy and the worsening security situation.
ADC also lampooned the Federal Government over its inaction on ongoing industrial action by public university lecturers.
It promised to engage with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the coming days.
Naija News understands that the party made the comments at a joint meeting of its board of trustees and national working committee in Abuja on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Meanwhile, President Buhari’s aide, Garba Shehu, has asked parents to beg the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to shelve their strike so that the nation’s public universities can be re-opened.
Shehu also condemned the recent extension of the strike by four weeks, saying that the government is trying to meet some of the demands given by the lecturers.
According to Shehu, the extension of the industrial action came at a time the president is giving full commitment to resolving the ASUU strike.
The presidential spokesman said this on Saturday on the sidelines of the 11th graduation ceremony of Glisten International Academy, in Abuja.
He, however, urged ASUU to give the Federal Government a benefit of the doubt in solving the problems that led to the strike.
Shehu said: “It came like a bolt in the sky. We are shocked because it came at a time the president is giving full commitment to resolving the ASUU strike and having the students and teachers back in the school.
“The extension, I believe, should not have been done because the spirit in which the government now is trying to resolve the problems of ASUU is such that there should also be a benefit of the doubt in favour of the government on the part of ASUU.
“The strike is unnecessarily extended and this should not have been the case.
“I want to advise parents to join the government in begging ASUU to end this strike, as the government is doing its part and parents are worried and they should start talking to ASUU.”