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Turkur goofed on the role of PDP over insecurity

The Action Congress of Nigeria says the statement credited to the People Democratic Party Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, that the PDP is not a security agency and should not be blamed for the insecurity in the country, is an indication of the party’s cluelessness over the worsening insecurity in the land.

In a statement in Lagos on Wednesday by the ACN National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party however said the PDP chairman had “finally come to terms with the fact that the PDP lacks the wherewithal to preside over a country that is hungry for security and development like Nigeria.”

The party said, “What the PDP Chairman is saying, in essence, is that his party is no longer fit to rule and that Nigerians should look elsewhere if indeed they want a government that will ensure the security of their lives and property.

“Thank you, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, for speaking from the heart and admitting that your party, the PDP, has finally reached the end of its tether.’’

ACN said it was inconceivable that a man of Tukur’s standing, experience in public life and international exposure would not know the responsibilities of a ruling party.

The ACN said, “The PDP sired the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government that controls the security agencies in the country, and the party’s Chairman is not unaware of this fact. If therefore he says the party should not be blamed for the insecurity stalking the land, he definitely knows what he is saying, which is that the ‘PDP is clueless’.’’

The party said Nigerians should take their destiny in their hands by using every democratic means to get the PDP out of power, saying the ruling party “has wasted all of 13 years and billions of naira in the resources of the commonwealth since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999.”

It added, “The insecurity that has now reached a level at which daring gunmen will attack the police and the military, the very institutions the country relies upon to ensure its internal and external security, is a reflection of the deep rot in other spheres of life in Nigeria.

“To be fair, the rot did not start in 1999. But 13 years is a long enough time for a party that is worth its name to make an appreciable effort to turn things around. Sadly, the situation is worse today than it was 13 years ago. If the PDP says it should not be blamed for the country’s woes, it means it is finally ready to get the heck out of the scene to allow capable hands to take charge.”

-Punch

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