The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to take decisive steps to end bloodletting and guarantee a stable, peaceful and secure nation.
The PDP stated this in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan and made available to newsmen.
The party said it was completely inexcusable that as an individual, occupying the seat of the Commander-In-Chief, President Buhari has failed to organize his parade and articulate a decisive and operable strategy to effectively end violence in the nation.
The PDP noted with dismay that the Buhari Presidency only stops at issuing condemnations, publishing commiserations and embarking on condolence visits with empty assurances, but takes no definite steps to address the situation and bring culprits to book.
The statement stated “At most, Presidency officials sit in the safety and comfort of Aso Rock to task state governors and traditional rulers, without concrete security measures to rout perpetrators.
“This complete failure of leadership and abdication of the statutory duties of the President indicates that the Buhari Presidency has no solutions towards ensuring the security of lives and property in our nation.
The PDP opined that such failure by the Buhari Presidency was emboldening perpetuation of violent acts against defenceless citizens by insurgents, bandits, marauders and kidnappers freely pillaging compatriots in various parts of the country.
“Each passing day, our nation is jolted by shocking news of avoidable violence, mindless killings, preventable bloodlettings, loss of breadwinners and murder of promising citizens. Indeed, this is not the way to go.”
The PDP said it was saddening that under President Buhari, who promised to lead from the front, only to withdraw to the safety of Aso Rock, Nigerians can no longer move freely around their country as insecurity pervades on all fronts.
The PDP lamented that instead of seeking help and yielding to competent and patriotic counsel from well-meaning Nigerians, the Buhari Presidency had remained heavy on propaganda and false performance indices.
The party said, “The PDP, as a party, immensely commends the sacrifices of our gallant troops who are risking their lives in the front to secure other citizens. Nigerians indeed appreciate their sacrifices at this trying time in our national history.”
The party, therefore called on Nigerians to be more alert and prayerful and to continue to be their brother’s keepers and remain steadfast in the collective quest to retrieve the stolen Presidential mandate at the court.
The party said the retrieval of the mandate was the only option to pull the nation out of the woods in which it was plunged by the Buhari administration.