- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the menace of insecurity in Nigeria
- In a statement on Tuesday, May 7, Atiku said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) should take responsibility for the situation
- He alleged that President Buhari and the APC seem not to care about the number of killings and criminalities carried out in the country daily
Following a security report by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as the Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should take responsibility for the level of insecurity in the country.
The NGO's reports had blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the menace of insecurity in the nation, The Nation reports.
Reacting to this, Atiku, in a statement on Tuesday, May 7, by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said that the report is false and unfounded.
The PDP presidential candidate claimed that the said report revealed the extent to which the APC has succeeded in achieving division and instability in the country.
The statement said: “The contrived report by a fictitious non-governmental organization in the United States is the deepest low that Muhammadu Buhari administration has gone in causing further division and promoting instability in Nigeria.
“Anyone versed enough in the protocol of international NGOs will discern without much ado that the particular report by a faceless, insipid organization known as ‘Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy’ was contrived with express mobilization from officials of the Buhari administration in a shameless and disingenuous attempt to find a jejune explanation for the rising rate of insecurity in Nigeria.
“Our investigation has revealed that there is no such report as being touted and no such body called ‘Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy’. Americans will never write ‘Centre’. They will write ‘Center’ in conformity to the American English usage.
“We must remind President Buhari that the buck stops on his table and his infantile style of looking for whom to blame for his failures will not obliterate his abysmal record of performance in the past four years.
“The Buhari administration and the ruling APC are renowned for propaganda stunt and double-speak. Sadly, it does not matter to them the disturbing number of criminalities happening on a daily basis in Nigeria.
“In their warped thinking, the performance rate of security chiefs during times like this is determined by how much weight the Inspector General of Police has lost.
“The question to ask is: how would the APC have reproved a president who makes such careless remarks on national security at a time when insecurity in the country has assumed epidemic proportions?
“President Buhari and the APC have shown without equivocation that the job at hand is overwhelming for them. And because they lack the basic clue on how to tame the bogey that they have created, they now scamper around like school kids who have caused an upset in a highly sensitive science laboratory.
“Nigerians don’t pray for a President who passes the buck. All they want is a president who can hold the bull by the horns and get the job done. After all, President Buhari took an oath to defend lives and property of the citizens, which is the primary responsibility of every government.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Atiku had reacted to the claim by the APC the he is not a Nigerian citizen.
Legit.ng reported that the APC filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja saying Atiku had no right to challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election as he was not a Nigerian.
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