…Charges Presidency To End Kid Gloves on Killers, Marauders
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts that the fizzling All
Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Presidency are bungling our
national unity through their exclusionist policies, divisive comments,
disregard for rules, political witch-hunt and failure to bring
perpetrators of violence to book.
The PDP laments that all efforts by well-meaning Nigerians and groups to
ensure unity and harmonious co-existence in our country are being
destroyed by the APC and the Buhari administration through their brazing
acts of nepotism, total disdain for merit and complete disregard for the
federal character principle in appointments, projects and programmes, to
the vexation of the generality of Nigerians.
The party further alerts that President Muhammadu Buhari’s habitual body
count and reference to the sordid experience of the unfortunate Civil
War, particularly to the youth, is rather fueling disunity, as his
administration is still perpetuating similar, if not worse injustices,
inequality, corruption and impunity that lead to disunity.
It is sad that Mr. President is always trying to face the nation
backward instead of looking ahead to a glorious future. This is a sorry
situation, which further confirms that the Buhari Presidency and the APC
have nothing cheering to offer to the future of our nation.
The PDP holds that in gathering the youth to engage in civil war
recounts, while failing to take concrete actions to end the injustices
of his administration and prosecute perpetrators of political and
sectional violence under his watch, President Buhari is indeed doing
more harm than good to the psyche of young Nigerians.
Exclusionist policies as well as repugnant protection of killers and
corrupt elements, which have apparently become policies of the APC, are
the very marked difference between the APC and our party, the PDP, which
promotes inclusiveness, equal opportunity, justice, fairness, equity,
regard for merit, federal character principle and security of citizens,
which fostered national stability under the PDP.
Alas, the APC has done our nation a lot of harm. Indeed, there is no way
the unity of our nation can be guaranteed under the APC that thrives in
witch-hunt, violence and division; and which has not taken any step to
demand for the prosecution of perpetrators of the mass killings in
Benue, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kano, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, Bauchi,
Katsina, Adamawa, Ekiti, Niger, Borno and other parts of our nation.
If the Buhari Presidency and the APC are indeed committed to the unity
of our nation, they should start by retracing their steps by adhering to
rules; ending all their exclusionist polices and accord equal commitment
and opportunity to all sections of our country as required by the
The Buhari Presidency must take steps to put a stop to political
witch-hunt, which has become a policy of the APC administration as well
as end the reported body language that appears to guarantee protection
to marauders and perpetrators of violence.
Furthermore, President Buhari should be ready to allow the prosecution
of APC leaders accused of involvement in the looting of over N14
trillion from our national coffers under his watch.
Mr. President should also be ready to commence the arrest and
prosecution of all those behind the bloodletting that has turned our
nation into a large funeral palour under his administration.
National Publicity Secretary