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APC hits back at bomb blast accusation

15 April 2014, 08:32Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress, which has been accused of involvement in the Abuja bomb blast, has urged the Federal Government to urgently convene a national stakeholders' security summit to help find a lasting solution to the spate of terror killings in the country.

In a statement issued in Lagos by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party expressed its shock and sadness at the "savagery" of the attack, while consoling with the families of those killed and praying for a quick recovery for the injured.

It said it was now obvious that all efforts so far to tackle the insurgency in the country had not yielded much results.

It said the People's Democratic Party-led Federal Government lacked the capacity and had clearly run out of ideas on how to tackle the violence.

“It is time for new thinking, new an idea to stop this insurgency before it consumes all of us. The attack, right on the outskirts of Abuja which has been spared this kind of spectacular strike since 2011 means those behind it are getting bolder and bolder, and it's time to stop them,” the opposition party said.

The party added that the national interest and in the spirit of bipartisanship, it was willing and ready to be part of any positive efforts to end the daily loss of lives and the damage to property that seem to have hit a new high since the beginning of this year.

The opposition party also described as despicable the PDP alleged attempt to trivialize a very serious issue and make the opposition the "fall guy" for its own "egregious" failure.

“The PDP and the government it leads at the centre should realize that this issue is beyond politics and partisanship, and should reach out to other stakeholders to help find a way to end the insurgency that has now defied all measures, including a state of emergency," the opposition stated.

"Trying to blame the opposition for the attack, as the hare-brained PDP has irresponsibly done even when the bodies of the victims are still lying in the morgue, cannot advance a genuine push to end the insurgency,” the party added.

- CAJ News

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