The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has scolded President Muhammadu Buhari’s led All Progressives Congress regime over the deteriorating security situation in the country.
It specifically berated the President for failing to address the kidnap of eight senior police officers by bandits but was quick to comment on the defection of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, from the PDP to the APC.
Bandits had abducted eight Assistant Superintendents of Police in Katsina State over a week ago and demanded N 100 m ransom for their release.
The families of the victims are currently running helter-skelter to raise the reduced ransom of N 500, 000 to secure the release of each of the cops.
It was gathered that the ASPs were among the nine, who was recently promoted to their current rank. They were attached to the Mobile Police Squadron 6, Maiduguri, Borno State.
They were demobilized from the riot unit and eight of them were on their way to the Zamfara State Police Command on the transfer when they were ambushed in the Dogondaji area of Katsina State and taken into the forest.
While being taken into the bush, two of the unarmed policemen escaped, but the bandits shot one of them in the leg and he still managed to find his way to the nearest village from where he was taken to hospital.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, in his address to the National Executive Committee of the party during its 90 the meeting in Abuja, on Thursday, declared that the ship of the Nigerian state was on autopilot.
Secondus said, “Your Excellences, great leaders of our party, before the COVID – 19 lockdown, our country was already going through some socio-political and economic challenges arising from poor governance delivery by the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The security problem of the country has refused to abate; instead, it has multiplied with no clear solution in sight. President Muhammadu Buhari, under whose watch the situation got worse and complicated, has remained clearly helpless and incapable of providing the needed leadership.”
He lamented the slow response by the President to the concerns of Nigerian youths during the #EndSARS protests.
Secondus stated, “It took President Muhammadu Buhari almost two weeks of persuasion and cajoling from many Nigerians, including the Senate, before he agreed to address the nation on the issue after the damage was already done, youths killed by security agencies and property destroyed.
The protests opened a fresh dimension in the government/citizen relationship and underscored the fact that some fundamental actions are needed to get our polity going on the right track.”