After an assessment of the state of affairs of Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hit out at the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying there is no indication the country has a substantive Commander-In-Chief.
Concise News reports that this is even as the party bemoaned what it called worsening security situation in the country following increasing spate of bloodletting in some areas.
Addressing a world press conference on Friday, with a message entitled “Do we still have a government?” national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus said Buhari’s handling of the nation’s affairs had fetched Nigeria more harm than good.
He said: “The apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the handling of affairs of governance has continued to take a huge toll on the nation. The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious concern on the issue of leadership, even questioning whether we really have a Commander-in-Chief in this country.
“While the Presidency continues to argue that there exists a government in our country today, what obtains, in reality, is different. The level of bloodletting occasioned by the barrage of criminalities across the country can only be happening in a country without a government.
“Things got even worse as the remaining goodwill of the people on this government vanished after it arm-twisted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, into tampering with the will of the people in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.
“There is no evidence of the presence of government in this country as crimes of all kinds are committed all over the country and Nigerians have never lived in such great fear and trembling for their lives.”
Secondus lamented failure of government to tame criminality in the land saying, “From Kaduna to Zamfara, Benue to Taraba, Plateau, Lagos to Enugu etc., bloodletting is continuing unabated, even the President’s home state of Katsina has lost about eight local government areas to bandits, not to talk of the North East.
“Just last week a female foreign humanitarian worker, Faye Mooney, a Briton was brutally shot dead in Kajuru, Kaduna state. The situation has deteriorated to the extent that this country can no longer protect the lives of international aid workers who are here to help us clear our mess.
“The senseless continuous bloodletting in Kaduna state should be blamed on the type of provocative leadership existing in that state and indirectly encouraged by the federal government. The ‘body bag’ governor in the state does not seem to know how to engender peace among the people, his actions and utterances facilitate instead of ameliorating the ill feelings among the people.”