The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has rejected claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is deliberately exposing Nigerians to banditry and danger.
Speaking to journalists after meeting with the President on Monday night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Tinubu said that there is no President that will intentionally want his citizens exposed to danger.
He appealed to Nigerians to cooperate and show understanding with the government in the midst of the challenges for the unity of the country.
Asked what the President should do at the moment given the deteriorating security situation in the country, he said there was a need for effective security and effective communication.
He said, “Cooperation, understanding and determination. Effective security, effective information. There is no president who will want his country in chaos. Have you seen one? Point one to me. There is no one that will want his citizens exposed to banditry and danger.
“There’s no president or leader that will want his nation fractured by tribalism, religious differences and all that. It calls for serious management and serious evaluation and dialogue once in a while. That’s all.”
On the agenda of his visit, he said, “It is to generally review the perceptions going on outside there and equally focus on the security across the country more. He will have more information than we have, but we are his ears close to the ground and we have to exchange views so that a better Nigeria is grounded. That’s all.”
On the best way forward, he replied, “The best way is what we are doing; coming together to reduce banditry, to move for unity and be able to bring a better Nigeria to the people. The welfare of our people is extremely important.
“And yes, every nation will go through these curves and difficult times. How we communicate it to the people, what are the areas to help make it easier for people to bear, those are ideas on how to be able to change the leadership of the country.”
Source: Naija News