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Declare state of emergency now on security, PDP tells Buhari

…Urges him to resign if…

By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security or resign from office, citing what it called worsening insecurity under his watch.

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National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus and President Muhammadu Buhari

Addressing an emergency press conference on Tuesday, national chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus said in the past few months, the security situation in the country has grown worse under the watch of President Buhari.

According to him, the situation in the country is such that silence on the part of well meaning Nigerians would constitute a lack of patriotism, noting that the recent intervention of former President, Olusegun Obasanjo deserves commendation.

He said: “We are saying that the President Buhari should move with his service chiefs to the scene of these crimes. Buhari has failed and should resign.”

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While commending the recent interventions of Obasanjo, Second Republic governor of Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa and retired Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Secondus said the “PDP wholeheartedly associates itself with the position of these patriotic Nigerians and urges President Buhari to respond appropriately to their timely advisories by declaring state of emergency on security in the country and go further urgently to address the issues raised in Obasanjo’s letter.”

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According to him, “there is a minimal level which any government, which has been elected to power, must achieve to be considered a true representative of the people.

He went further to rate the Buhari-led government low, describing it as “the worst in the history of Nigeria,” even as he urged “every patriotic Nigerian to come out and talk to Buhari and save the country from war.”

He further berated the manner the Buhari administration is handling the situation, saying “there is no doubt that the only thing apparent in President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration is incompetence and this is clearly underscored in the way and manner they are handling the affairs of governance which has continued to take a huge toll on the nation.

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“The level of bloodletting occasioned by the barrage of criminalities across the country can only be happening in a country without government.

“The killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio cultural organization, Afenifere is the height point of murdering of innocent Nigerians across the land.

“It certainly cannot be well for a nation that creates an ugly situation where a 94 year old nationalist would be burying her 58 year old daughter. Sad! This certainly is not Nigeria of our dream.”

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