By Jude Opara, Abuja
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the federal government led by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has remained insensitive to the plight of Nigerians in the face of the rising spate of insecurity across the country.
National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus made this observation Thursday in Abuja in his keynote address at the 89th National Executive Committee Meeting (NEC) of the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.
Secondus said the meeting was in line with the earlier one last month where far reaching decisions relating to the reform package of the party and the way forward were reached.
On the issue of security, the PDP Chairman said the failure of the APC administration to address the senseless killings of innocent Nigerians even after the intervention of the National Assembly is only but a signpost of their cluelessness.
“I can report to you that between the last NEC and now our dear country is still at the cross road due to the now obvious inept leadership of the ruling APC. The security situation in the country has refused to abate and nothing concrete is being done by the government to ameliorate it and stop the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians.
“Even when the National Assembly after reviewing the situation and asked the President to overhaul the security system for greater efficiency, the government has continued to demonstrate their insensitivity to the plight of the populace. Nigerians have never been as afraid of their lives as they are at moment in this country. It’s as bad as that.
“We are already used to our President not knowing what is going on in the country even though as President the bulk stops on his table. The President may have been deceived by the intelligence reports from his field men who continues to indulge in propaganda of claiming that Boko Haram has been defeated even when the situation is worsening with banditry and kidnapping spreading all over the states.”
On the recent judgement of the Supreme Court on Bayelsa and the expectation from Imo State, Secondus said Douye Diri has since been sworn-in as Governor of Bayelsa state, while they anxiously await the outcome of the Imo State case, despite alleged plot by some people to stand justice on its head.
The PDP also took a swipe at the presidency for allegedly running the country into bankruptcy which he stated has only succeeded in heaping more pains on the people.
“Amidst the frightening insecurity accompanied by mass killings that has set fears on the people, what you get from government is multiple tariffs, VAT etc and continued indulgences in lies and propaganda.
“The truth about this country is that Nigerians don’t really know who is in charge. It appears that governance is in autopilot with
government agencies in a free world harassing and intimidating perceived enemies.”
Secondus also claimed that the Judiciary which is a supposed sacred institution that midwives democracy has been put under intense pressure by agencies of government.