- Secondus says Buhari management style shows that there is no substantive Commander-in-chief.
- He said the country is now in a deteriorating stage in terms of security.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying there is no indication that the country has a substantive Commander-in-Chief.
Bemoaned what it called worsening security situation in the country following an increasing spate of killings in some parts of the country at a world press conference on Friday entitled “Do we still have a government?” at its Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Abuja, national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus said President Buhari’s handling of the nation’s affairs has fetched the nation more harm than good.
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Noting what he termed apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the handling of affairs of governance, Secondus said this has continued to take a huge toll on the nation.
According to the party chairman, the security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious concern on the issue of leadership, even questioning whether we really have a Commander-in-Chief in this country.
“While the Presidency continues to argue that there exists a government in our country today, what obtains, in reality, is different. The level of bloodletting occasioned by the barrage of criminalities across the country can only be happening in a country without government,” he pointed.
The PDP Chairman who claimed that things have got even worse as the remaining goodwill of the people in the ruling government vanished after it arm-twisted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) into tampering with the will of the people in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
“There is no evidence of the presence of government in this country as crimes of all kinds are committed all over the country and Nigerians have never lived in such great fear and trembling for their lives. From Kaduna to Zamfara, Benue to Taraba, Plateau, Lagos to Enugu etc., bloodletting is continuing unabated, even the President’s home state of Katsina has lost about eight local government areas to bandits, not to talk of the North East.”
Giving an instance of the death of a female foreign humanitarian worker, Faye Mooney, a Briton, who was shot dead in Kajuru, Kaduna state by bandits, Secondus said the situation has deteriorated to the extent that this country can no longer protect the lives of international aid workers who are here to help us clear our mess.
“The senseless continuous bloodletting in Kaduna state should be blamed on the type of provocative leadership existing in that state and indirectly encouraged by the federal government. The ‘body bag’ governor in the state does not seem to know how to engender peace among the people, his actions and utterances facilitate instead of ameliorating the ill feelings among the people.”