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PDP slam Buhari's take on insurgency

03 December 2014, 17:25

Abuja - The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari, for doubting the President Goodluck Jonathan administration's capabilities to fight terror.

The four-time aspirant to the office of the President insinuated he will end the scourge if he is elected President.

The party said it was unfortunate that General Buhari, being a former head of state, had continued to play politics with a  serious security challenge which has claimed the lives of many Nigerians.

He was always trying to use the pains of the people to score cheap political points at a time all patriotic Nigerians are joining hands with government to look for solution, Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary of the party said in a statement on Wednesday.

Also read: Buhari claims PDP is ruining the country with corruption

“Rather than show patriotism by collaborating with the Federal Government, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant prefers that the nation has no solution until the time he is able to step in as president with his “magic wand” to end the insurgency.”

The party said the insinuation exposed a height of insensitivity but also a clear absence of genuine love and concern for the people.

Metuh said whereas the Federal Government has shown incontrovertible commitment to ending the insurgency by deploying troops and equipping the military, opposition leaders made statements that encourage insurgency and which were capable of demoralizing and dividing our security agencies.

“Nigerians appreciate the fact that the Federal Government has been able to sustain the battle to repel the insurgents through the gallant efforts of our armed forces, who have continued to put their lives on the line in defence of our nation and her people," he said.

Thousands of lives have been lost to the terror perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.

Government's initiatives to thwart the siege have met mixed results.


- CAJ News


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