National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in the country.
This, he said is the only way to address insecurity in the country.
Mr. Secondus, who made the call at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja in reaction to the open letter by former President c to President Muhammadu Buhari recently, said that the advice was necessary due to the increasing cases of killing and kidnapping across the country.
He described Obasanjo’s letter as a truth that could not be run away from if the insecurity situation must be addressed adding that the PDP totally aligned with his position.
“Former President Obasanjo in a timely tirade to the President on Monday raised all the issues and properly situated the security position in the country.
“He went further to highlight the implications of the current state of the nation and where we are headed if urgent steps are not taken.
“As National Chairman of the main opposition party, I cannot agree less with the former President.
“I cannot agree less with him where he said among other things that …“The main issue, if I may dare say, is poor management or mismanagement of diversity which, on the other hand, is one of our greatest and most important assets.”
“The PDP urges President Buhari to respond appropriately to their timely advisory by declaring state of emergency on security in the country and go further urgently to address the issues raised in Obasanjo’s letter.”
The PDP Chairman said that the killing of Mrs. Olakunrin was the height of murdering innocent Nigerians across the country.
“It certainly cannot be well for a nation that creates an ugly situation where a 94-year-old Nationalist would be burying his 58-year-old daughter.
“This certainly is not Nigeria of our dream.”