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Buhari’s reality on insecurity is different-Ezekwesili

By Abisola Olasupo
03 January 2019   |   2:03 pm
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, said Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari's perception of the insecurity in Nigeria is different from its reality. "Each time the President nods his own head for “great work on stemming Insecurity”, one concludes that he is far removed from the reality of what…

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, said Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari’s perception of the insecurity in Nigeria is different from its reality.

“Each time the President nods his own head for “great work on stemming Insecurity”, one concludes that he is far removed from the reality of what his citizens especially in the North East, North Central and Zamfara & Kaduna in the North West have suffered & STILL SUFFER. Tragic, ” Ezekwesili said.

“The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is very UNJUST to his citizens in the way he has failed to Dignify their lives,” she added.

Ezekwesili stated this while reacting to a report by Nigeria Security Tracker data that violence has almost doubled since 2017.

The report documented 1,949 deaths through October 2018, compared to 1,041 sectarian-related deaths in all of 2017, while deaths related to the Boko Haram conflict through October 2018 are roughly 1,900.

Meanwhile, despite the increasing insurgency in the country, Buhari has claimed the jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram has been “technically defeated” in the Northeast.

The presidential hopeful, therefore, demanded that the President and Commander-in-chief should immediately render an accurate report of the Counter-Terrorism war and National Security.

Ezekwesili also advised the President “to step away from seeing issues of National Security as “arsenals” for his reelection and do the right thing; which is to give all weight to his constitutional duty to protect his country and citizens.”

She, therefore, urged the president to “Get Nigeria’s priorities right IMMEDIATELY”

“How can we have a leader appears accustomed to losing his Citizens? How, really? No TRUE leader will act the way our President carries on in the midst of such frequent senseless killings of his citizens including troops prosecuting the terrosim war. STOP IT NOW!” Ezekwesili affirmed.