– APC says South African President and African leaders care less about the lives of Nigerians in the country.
– It says the political class have not helped in addressing issues of xenophobia
The South African Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the lives of Nigerians are safe in South Africa.
Sanni David, the National Publicity Secretary of the chapter in a statement also called for tougher sanctions against the Republic of South Africa.
David said President Cyril Ramaphosa should take tougher stands against such acts of criminality and Afrophobia against their African neighbours.
While noting that the regime of former President Jacob Zuma paid deaf ears to such incessant attacks, the part added that with a new regime, it thought that things would be different.
According to David, the political class has not helped in any way as many leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) have made public statements that are inciteful.
According to him, with all these occurrences, it means that the vision of a borderless Africa and Inter-Africa trade been championed by the AU is a mirage if South Africa cannot tolerate other citizens and protect their lives.
“There is no country that can stand on its own, without some form of bilateral relationship. Diplomatic relationships must be respected and upheld at all times.
“We cannot afford to bury our citizens because of a government which has failed to act and bring to book lawless and lazy youths,’’ he added.
According to him, the Chairman of the chapter, Bola Babarinde, opined that African leaders show love to their citizens first, in order to engender their citizens’ desire to love others.