Pro-democracy group berates PDP, others for politicising national security

Pro-democracy group berates PDP, others for politicising national security

- Calls for President Buhari's resignation and sack of all service chiefs has been condemned by the National Democratic Front

- The group said it is wrong for the PDP which caused all the troubles in Nigeria to be making such calls

- According to the group, the Buhari-led government would have much better if it did not have to clean up the mess created by PDP

A pro-democracy group, National Democratic Front, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over calls for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari and the sack of all service chiefs in Nigeria.

The group described the call as a clear attempt to pollute the national security architecture with bad politics.

NDF said the attempts by politicians to drag the service chiefs into politics is not for the good of Nigeria's democracy and should be discouraged by all Nigerians.

The group said it wondered why a party like the PDP who created all the troubles in Nigeria will forget its locust years and suddenly wake up to start hauling tantrums on those who have helped to savaged the situation.

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Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, December 27, the secretary of NDF, Bolaji Abdulkadir, said the call by Nigeria's major opposition party must be evaluated against the backdrop of the antecedents of the party and its chieftains.

He said: "Let us be clear, what happened in Zamfara state is not acceptable under any dispensation. But the cry of the PDP over Zamfara is similar to the popular adage of a witch that has killed a baby at night crying during the day.

“We find it the height of insolence that the PDP could grandstand as it is doing. It is common knowledge that the present government would have much better if it did not have to clean up the mess it created."

He said if the PDP had governed well when it was in power, there would have been no need for the military to be deployed for what ordinarily should be the jurisdiction of civil police.

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According to him, it is sheer shallowness to be assessing the effectiveness of the military service chiefs based on assignments that ordinarily is not theirs.

“The National Democratic Front is asking the federal government to without further delays set up a high powered probe into the activities of bandits in Zamfara state with a view to formally expose those that are employing these killers to cut short the lives of Nigerians.

"It is important to get to the bottom of this wickedness because it is the guaranteed way of putting an end to the needless bloodletting by perpetrators of the acts.

“The wisdom here is that of cutting off the head of the monster to ensure that it is dead, the killers are merely the hands that pull the trigger, the brain that decides when, where and how the trigger is pulled should be the focus of the government," Abdulkadir said.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the PDP had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to terminate the appointment of his service chiefs after bandits and insurgents killed several people in Zamfara and Yobe over the weekend.

The party's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in an interview with Punch condoled with the family of the victims and urged President Buhari to review his parade and make necessary changes. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better.

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