- PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, has called on the federal government to end insecurity in the country
- Secondus made the plea in Abuja on Thursday, April 29
- The PDP boss, however, said that the 2023 election may not hold if the level of insecurity continues
Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a warning message to the federal government over the 2023 general elections.
Daily Trust reports that he said the election would not be realistic if the current security situation in the country continues to deteriorate.
Legit.ng gathered that Secondus made this known while speaking during an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party in Abuja on Thursday, April 29.
The Guardian also reports that the PDP boss advised President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a national security conference for comprehensive and all-embracing deliberations on the future of the country.
He said the development in Nigeria is so frightening that it requires critical stakeholders to deliberate and act on the situation.
According to him, all the ‘noise’ for 2023 will amount to naught if the security challenges are not drastically addressed.
“Our country today is grounded by insecurity and there has been no matching response from the government despite the demands of the 1999 operating constitution in Section 14 Subsection (2b) that “the welfare and security of the citizens shall be the primary purpose of government.
“Terrorists in the north before were confined to the northeast region but today 50 villages have been reportedly taken by them in the northcentral state of Niger. Herdsmen are also menacing in the West, gunmen causing havoc in the east and the militants in the south, all killing, looting, maiming and burning down homes. The situation is bad; Nigerians all over are living in fear."
He said anarchy is being let loose on the people with the government unable to provide any resistance, adding that as the main opposition in the country, it would continue to lend its voice to the worrisome situation with a view to saving not just democracy but even the country.
“Having shown clearly its incapacity, the APC led-government has swallowed its pride and now invited the international community to come and help out. This ought to have been done long ago instead of pretending and spilling innocent blood."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party gave a vote of confidence on its National Working Committee (NWC) led by Uche Secondus.
It was reported that the opposition in a tweet revealed that the decision was taken on Thursday, April 29, by the National Executive Council (NEC).
In the same message, the PDP warned all its members and supporters to beware of persons it described as agents of distraction and division.