PDP, Buhari Disagree Over Security Situation In The Country
The President made the submission while addressing the crowd of All Progressives Congress supporters that stormed the party’s presidential rally at Giginya Stadium, in Sokoto state, Naija News understands.
Buhari said the huge crowd at the APC rally in Borno State on Monday was a proof of the success of his government in the area of security.
He stated, “When I came here in 2015 to campaign, I promised three things, to fight corruption, stop insurgency and to improve our economy. Today we can all see the results of the three.
“The unprecedented crowd that welcomed us in Borno was a testimony to the fact that we have done well in the area of security.
“The country has witnessed bumper harvest in the last two years, signifying that our economic policy is working.
“On corruption, I would not relent in fighting the menace. I assure you whoever is found wanting would be dealt with accordingly.”
Buhari, and his campaign team also visited Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State.
“When I came on campaign in 2015, I promised to provide security, fight corruption and improve the economy. We have achieved peace in Borno and Yobe, we are trying to improve the economy and we are fighting corruption to recover looted funds,” the President stated.
However, in response to Buhari’s claim that his government had achieved security in the North-East, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party said that the President was not in tune with reality. politics.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke to Punch, referred Nigerians to the way the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, cried during a recent visit to President Buhari on the issue of Boko Haram in his state.
He said, “Nigerians saw the governor of Borno State when he cried openly at the Presidential Villa over the deplorable security situation in his state.
“He said the situation was becoming unbearable and that people were being killed anyhow. Has the President forgotten that so soon?
“People came to see the President and waved at him to say goodbye. They came to see a man who promised so much but couldn’t deliver a little. They came to see a man who said he would make life better but has succeeded in making life miserable to them.
“Wives in Borno have become widows and he thinks they are happy? Truly, the President was never aware.”
Similarly, the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, said the President must know that the “era of deceit is over.”
Speaking through his media aide, Phrank Shaibu, Atiku submitted that Buhari’s days “are numbered as the President of the people of Nigeria.”
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari is being deceived by his aides. You know the President does not read and does not interact with the people.
“So, when he sees a crowd of people gathered, he doesn’t know the purpose. President Buhari is not in tune with the realities on the ground, even in his cabinet.”
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