– PDP wants security challenges tackled.
– Asks APC to produce thugs allegedly used during 2019 elections.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday told President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate sufficient leadership by addressing what it called the escalated insecurity, particularly the killings, the rising spate of kidnapping, banditry and acts of terrorism in various parts of the country.
In a statement signed by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, the party said it was heavily grieved by the pain, anguish and horror Nigerians have been subjected in the hands of marauders “following the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to provide adequate security in the country, despite the huge resources at its disposal.”
The opposition party noted that that by every indication, the President Buhari-led federal government has no solution to the security challenges of our nation, which has festered under its incompetent watch.
The party further tasks the All Progressives Congress, APC, to give account of the whereabouts of the political mercenaries it allegedly imported into the country from neighboring countries, particularly from Chad and Niger Republic during the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
Ologbondiyan said the demand is predicated on fears in the public space of the possible involvement of the imported political thugs, who assisted the APC to unleash violence on Nigerians during the elections, in the heightened acts of banditry in our nation.
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“Nigerians could recall that the PDP had raised a red flag on the dangers of the heavy importation of unscreened aliens by the APC to involve in its presidential election campaign rallies. The PDP and other well-meaning Nigerians had expressed fears that such aliens could be used by unpatriotic elements to unbridle violent acts against Nigerians.
“The party lamented that the federal government has failed to exert enough commitment in protecting the lives of Nigerians and curb the bloodlettings and kidnapping of compatriots in Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Bauchi and other states. We have been proved right that President Buhari and the APC do not believe in their campaign promises.”