The presidency spokesman speaks on the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari in respect to the mounting security challenges in the country, however he termed it as exercising their freedom of speech.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President was reacting to demand by Nigerians that President Buhari should resign just as he had asked former president Goodluck Jonathan to do in 2013.
In May 2013, Buhari had asked Jonathan who was President then to vacate office for failing to tackle insecurity across the country.
While addressing journalists at his residence in Daura, Katsina state, Buhari said: “Jonathan should vacate and give way to competent hand to govern the country.”
“Under a democracy, people have freedom of speech. That is one thing that is peculiar to democracy. You have freedom of speech although that freedom also has boundary”.
“There is no freedom that does not have boundaries. The freedom that does not have boundaries will even injure thee person who is utilising that freedom”.
“So, if anybody says that kind of thing under a democracy, it is allowed but when it verges on causing chaos , that person may be asked to come and answer certain questions”.