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PDP leaders blame Buhari for insecurity in Nigeria

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Criticism trails the handling of the nation’s insecurity yesterday, as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus and other party leaders blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the inability to end Boko Haram insurgency and other upheavals in Nigeria.

They assured that if the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar emerges winner from the February 16 polls, he would change the country’s security architecture to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of all citizens. 

According to the party stalwarts who met in Kaduna yesterday, to review the problem of security challenges in the country in the last four years of President Buhari administration, they argued that no substantial foreign investments have been recorded because of the security challenges.

The occasion was the Town Hall Meeting in Kaduna with the theme; ‘Reworking Nigeria’s Security Architecture’ and Secondus said: “If Atiku wins, we would have a robust security architecture that will guarantee security of lives and property of every Nigerian.”
 
Secondus explained that the security dealings have moved from analogue to digital the world over. “Ways security is handled has changed the world over.  What is happening in the North East is not a conventional warfare, it is a guerilla warfare, hence the need to use different pragmatic approaches in tackling it headlong. 

“As we speak, two or three villages were attacked last week without security operatives aware,” he lamented.  
 
Secondus said that with his party in power, they would invest heavily in security. 

“The Commander-in-Chief is supposed to have a war situation room. I believe that with Atiku in power, there will be a war situation room in the Villa, where he can monitor everything,” he stressed. 

The PDP National Chairman said that it was unfortunate that President Muhamnadu Buhari has succeeded in being in control of the country for only six months out of the total 48 months for his four-year term.
 
“If you have a president who sleeps 21 hours a day, in a week you have lost 141 hours. In a month, 630 hours, in a year, 7,655 hours in four years, 30,660 hours have been lost approximately it is about 3 1/2 years lost,” he explained. 

He further alleged that the president has health challenges, leaving the country  in the hands of a cabal.

“The cabal is in charge and nothing is being done,” he added.  Prince Secondus assured that the PDP candidate is agile and will be on ground to attend to the country’s problems for 24 hours. 

“We are bringing on board, somebody in charge for 24 hours. Even in the campaign, the Buhari spends only two minutes in talking to people,” he added.

Others who spoke at the occasion were the PDP Presidential running mate, Peter Obi and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who lamented the state of Insecurity in the country, saying that “President Buhari has sufficiently demonstrated his inability to end the killings in Nigeria”.


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