Nigeria’s main opposition political party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the country’s President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency declare a national state of emergency on security.
The party through it’s highest decision making body, the National Executive Committee (NEC) also demanded that the Nigerian leader should without delay, convoke a national conference on security so as to galvanize ideas and options to tackle insecurity in the country.
PDP stated this in a communique signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party and issued at the end of its emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) on Thursday.
The party said the primary reason for rising insecurity and a spike in violent crimes across the country was due to the misrule of President Buhari and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC)
“The National Executive Committee (NEC) after its emergency meeting lamented the heightened insecurity pervading all parts of our nation due primarily to the misrule of President Muhammed Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) as well as their failure to decisively tackle the menace of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, bloodletting and acts of violence in our country,” the communique read.
“NEC urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately declare a national state of emergency on security.
“NEC also urged President Buhari to, without delay, convoke a national conference on Security so as to galvanize ideas and options to tackle insecurity in our country.
“NEC further commended the efforts of governors, senators, House of Representatives members and other officials elected on the platform of the PDP in forcefully seeking solutions to the spate of insecurity in our country.”
The PDP NEC also passed a vote of confidence on its National Chairman, Uche Secondus while cautioning members to be wary of agents of distractions.
“NEC unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus as well as the member of the National Working Committee (NWC).
“NEC further cautioned party members at all levels to be wary of agents of distractions and division while praising the effort of the NWC for being focused and purpose driven in piloting the affairs of the party.”
By Abel Ejikeme