The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) is responsible for most of the ongoing agitations in the country.
The party, however, commended the steps taken by the South-east governors to arrest the breakdown of law and order in the zone due to activities of IPOB.
A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by the party’s Director of Communication, Kayode Jacobs, said the “proscription of IPOB is most appropriate as Nnamdi Kanu has refused all entreaties and honor to cooperate with the governors and other stakeholders for a genuine support and responsible articulation of the agitation.”
While lamenting the handling of the matter by the ruling APC government, he said: “It is a pity the quality and style of leadership by the APC led government has encouraged restiveness throughout the country.
“While we state unequivocally that the unity of Nigeria is sacrosanct, the government must be alive to its responsibility. APC government should show more commitment to leadership needed at this time by providing good governance and conducting its activities in manners that will guarantee equality, equity, peace and security of lives and property.”
The statement explained further that while ADP was not against legitimate agitations, it was becoming clear that the philosophy of Biafra canvassed by Nnamdi Kanu was being overtaken by the euphoria of stardom and driven into exuberant obsession for a careless challenge of legitimate authorities without taking into account the implications on the larger society.