- The PDP has accused the ruling APC of incompetence in handling the nation's security challenges
- PDP's spokesperson, Kassim Afegbua, said the president lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis
- According to him, the president has no capacity to manage Nigeria because he is busy managing himself
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of incompetence in handling the nation’s security challenges.
PDP’s spokesperson, Mr. Kassim Afegbua, who was a guest on Channels Television on Sunday, May 5, said the president lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis.
Afegbua also accused the federal government of not addressing insecurity, claiming that it will be surprising if tomorrow’s headline does not capture any report of killing.
His words: “The president has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself.
“I think what we have witnessed in the last four years is a replay of crass incompetence in the way and manner that the security of this country is being handled.
“Don’t forget that the constitution (1999 as amended) states clearly that the primary responsibility of any government, particularly a government that prides itself as an anti-corruption government is the protection of lives and properties.
“And as we speak today, without sounding immodest, you will agree with me that it will be a surprise if tomorrow’s headline says no killing because almost every day when you read the newspaper it is one killing, too many.”
Reacting to the allegation, Adesina said the security challenges are as old as Nigeria.
He, however, reiterated the president’s commitment to tackle the security challenges effectively.
“The security challenge is almost as old as Nigeria. But we know that it spikes at some time and reduces at some time. We have challenges on our hands in different parts of the country.
“The president had been tackling that even before he travelled. It’s going to be a continuation of what he has been doing.
“Every week, there is a security meeting where the security chiefs and everybody in the security architecture meet with the president and they look at the problem and the steps being taken to solve them,” he stated.
Meanwhile, a chieftain of the APC and national ex-officio of the party, Honourable Nduka Anyanwu has reiterated the need for the south-east geo-political zone to be fully integrated into the incoming second term administration of President Buhari.
Anyanwu, who was reacting to claims in some quarters that the people of south-east did not support President Buhari's second term bid, said records are there to show that the region did better for APC when compared to 2015 general elections.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, April 23, Anyanwu noted that there was a significant increase in support for Buhari and the APC led government in the zone in 2019 when compared to 2015, a turnout he attributed to the president's giant strides in the region in terms of ongoing projects, many of which he said are nearing completion.
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