By Omeiza Ajayi
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has accused a ‘faction’ of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the House of Representatives of dancing on the graves of victims of insecurity in Nigeria.
The APC was reacting to an impeachment call by the PDP caucus in the House against President Muhammadu Buhari over his poor handling of the nation’s security challenges.
APC in a statement by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena on Monday in Abuja said it “has no intention of joining issues with a crass statement credited to Kingsley Chinda, a purported factional ‘leader’ of the PDP Caucus in the House of Representatives in which he has resorted to denigrate the office and person of the President by name-calling and insults”.
The statement reads further; “Chinda’s insensitive and callous intention is to play politics with the grief of citizens in the aftermath of the recent, gruesome and condemnable killings of some defenceless farmers in Zabarmari, Borno state by Boko Haram. The APC will not join Chinda and his PDP backers on this evil and ignoble road.
“We have since learnt that Chinda does not even have the support of any of the PDP House factions he claims to head. He is alone, rejected voice. The House of Representatives has already dismissed Chinda’s rant as illogical, self-serving, and a ploy to derail the proposed visit of the President to the House.
“The leadership of the National Assembly, the President, and Armed Forces which the president heads as Commander in chief are on the same page in tackling emerging security situations in the country and ensure the safety of all Nigerians”, APC added.