Insecurity Is Thriving In Nigeria – PDP Stalwart
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kassim Afegbua, has submitted that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the capacity to manage the insecurity ravaging the country.
Afegbua, while speaking during an interview on Channels Television, said the poor handling of the security situation in Nigeria has resulted in a deterioration of the situation.
He added that the Buhari administration needs to wake up to its responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.
“The president has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua said.
“I think what we have witnessed in the last four years is a replay of crass incompetence in the way and manner that the security of this country is being handled.
“Don’t forget that the Constitution (1999 as amended) states clearly that the primary responsibility of any government, particularly a government that prides itself as an anti-corruption government is the protection of lives and properties.
“And as we speak today, without sounding immodest, you will agree with me that it will be a surprise if tomorrow’s headline says no killing because almost every day when you read the newspaper it is one killing, too many.”
However, in a quick response, Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesman, who was also seated on the programme, said the President cannot be blamed as the security challenges are as old as the country.
He also added that President Buhari has been tackling the challenges and has no plans to stop until the situation is brought under control.
“The security challenge is almost as old as Nigeria. But we know that it spikes at some time and reduces at some time. We have challenges on our hands in different parts of the country,” he said.
“The president had been tackling that even before he travelled. It’s going to be a continuation of what he has been doing.”