Posted by News Express | 26 June 2018 | 1,012 times
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to face the reality that more Nigerians are dying and getting poorer under his watch
Reacting to the massacre of hundreds of innocent souls in Barki Ladi local Government Area of Plateau State at the weekend, and the Brookings Institutions' report on Nigeria’s latest poverty level, Prince Secondus said that nothing can justify the continued blood flow in the country with the ruling APC who instead of nipping it on the bud has chosen to remain indifferent.
In a statement from his media office signed by Ike Abonyi, Prince Secondus said that the federal government and its security agencies appear to have switched off on the killings and now concentrating on how to intimidate people and win election at all course.
He said: “Otherwise how do one explain the genocides in Plateau that was carried out for over five hours and there was no interruption from any security body in a distance less than 20 kilometres from Jos the state capital, headquarters of an Army and Airforce divisions with Police, Directorate of State Services DSS, Civil Defence and others.
“If we have government that cares, this horror should not happen to innocent citizens for whatever crime more so that the report showed that the victims were harmless worshippers and residence sleeping in their homes.
“Intelligence no longer works in this country that such massacre would be planned in Plateau that is prone to violence without any hint to avert it
According to the PDP boss, the truth is that APC led federal government is consumed in its nefarious plans to enforce themselves on Nigerians when it's obvious to all discerning minds that they have lost the goodwill lavishly poured on them by Nigerians in 2015.”
Meanwhile, Prince Secondus said that while APC federal government is scheming to thwart the will of Nigerians in 2019, its poor governance has brought Nigeria scandalously as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people overtaking India, a country with over 1.3 billion people against Nigeria's estimated 200 million.
According to the report from the authoritative Brookings Institutions, the number of Nigerians in extreme poverty put at about 87 million increases by six people every minute all a fallout of poor governance in the last three years of APC.
“The situation is under APC administration is seeming irredeemable from all indications yet they continue to shift the blame of their ineptness to PDP,” he said.
He expressed regret that the energy, expertise and equipment at the disposal of the nation's intelligence agencies are being wrongly deployed to monitor and harass perceived opponents at the expense of the state.
Prince Secondus warned that the signs are apparent that what APC federal government wants is to ground the country ahead of 2019 so that the coast will be straight for them to cruise to power at the expense of Nigerian voters.
Secondus finally called on well-meaning Nigerians particularly the clergies and traditional rulers to come out boldly now and condemn the gradual destruction of the country by a government that has clearly lost focus and have gone berserk.
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