The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that with the killings going on everywhere in Nigeria, especially the recent one in Benue State, it is evidence that Nigeria has no government in place now.
“The APC administration should accept one huge fact that under their watch, the country has collapsed irreparably and there is no evidence of the existence of government in the land.”
The national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, in a statement today, Wednesday, decried the brutal murder of two Catholic priests and 17 other worshipers of St Ignatius Quashi Catholic Church parish in Ukpor-Mbalom in Gwer local Government area of the state.
“From whichever angle you are witnessing what is happening in this country, one thing is agreeable that this country is sliding dangerously”
“Nigerians and the global community have continued to watch as all the tenets of democracy are being eroded and giving way to dictatorial tendencies.
“In the last one week we have watched as disturbing indices continue to crop up ahead of the forthcoming general election with APC administration either unconcerned or involved in a tactical endorsement of such act.
The PDP National Chairman alerted the nation and the international community that the choreographed tension in the land is being designed by the APC administration to charge up the polity to enable them carry out its agenda of abusing democratic process and the rule of law ahead of 2019.
Prince Secondus admonished the security operatives as professionals to bear in mind always the words of the former US President Theodore Roosevelt that ” patriotism means to stand with the country. It does not mean to stand with the President”
“I find it unexplainable that some group of gunmen should hold a state to ransom since January killing and maiming citizens and destroying their houses and the security operatives appear helpless.
“Where are the military operatives that carried out Python and Crocodile dances in South East and South South Region respectively lately brandishing their might to less dangerous citizens and who have been unable to tackle the Benue killings.
“How can anybody expect Benue state for instant to contribute its own share of the $1b security votes when the nation security architecture is not designed to protect their people?
“If we are to give in to the President’s assertions lately that these killer herdsmen are foreigners trained by late Libyan leader, Muamour Gadhafi, where then lies our pride as a nation that a dead Gadhafi could leave behind such deadly force that a living President and its army have no answer to.” [myad]