……Says Buhari Cannot Guarantee National Security, Unity
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP), following a wide consultation and after an extensive meeting on
the security situation in the country today, states that Amotekun and
such other security apparatus in various parts of the country are direct
vote of no confidence on the Buhari Presidency’s handling of security in
The party says the failure to take a decisive step to stem the escalated
wave of killings by insurgents; the refusal to rejig the security high
command and a lack of commitment to track down and prosecute even
confessed perpetrators of mindless killings are all pointers that the
Buhari-led APC administration cannot guarantee the security of lives and
property in our nation.
The PDP notes that the failure of the Federal Government to prosecute
the war against acts of terrorism beyond lip service and condolence
statements is emboldening killings, which have now degenerated to
execution of compatriots, the latest being the gruesome beheading of the
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Adamawa, Rev.
The execution of Rev. Andimi is heartrending and like other killings,
remains a sad commentary of the inability of a government to stand for
its citizens at very crucial moments.
The PDP recalls that the Buhari-led Federal Government had failed to
prosecute the masterminds of the mass killings in Benue, Nasarawa,
Bauchi, Taraba, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Kaduna, Ekiti and
other parts of the country under the current administration.
Moreover, the body language, brazen acts of nepotism as well as divisive
and incendiary comments by officials in the Buhari administration have
continued to fuel disunity, acts of violence and insecurity in various
parts of our nation.
Given the failure of the Buhari administration to guarantee the
essential of government which is the security of lives and property,
Nigerians across board, as homes, communities, groups, towns, even
states and regions are now organizing their respective security
apparatuses such as Amotekun in the South West and several others in
various parts of the country to guarantee their safety.
The situation would not have degenerated to this level if the Buhari
Presidency is living up to its billing on security, including listening
to wise counsel by well-meaning Nigerians to rejig his security high
The PDP holds that it is clear that the security of lives and property
in our nation has gone beyond what the insensitive, divisive and
incompetent Buhari administration can guarantee.
Indeed, our nation has come to a stage where any genuine assistance that
can be provided by states and even communities in securing lives and
property should be integrated. The situation requires the collaboration
of all, including the federating states.
Furthermore, the PDP remains committed to all efforts toward national
cohesion, security, peace, stability of our nation and all federating
units in a manner that promotes good governance and national cohesion at
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