Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has called on Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for the abduction of schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state and several other atrocities committed by insurgents, particularly in the northern part of the country.
The party in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, also alleged that Buhari’s presidency has put Nigerians at risk by deceiving the people and issuing false performance indices, which suggested that insurgents have been completely degraded.
“Without doubt, if the incompetent All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government had not dished out lies to the people in a bid to score cheap political points for its ill-lucked 2019 re-election bid, more precautionary measures would have been adopted by the affected communities to ensure adequate protection.
“The PDP decries as iniquitous, the efforts by APC-controlled federal authorities to suppress information on the abduction, leading to conflicting reports and frustrating of rescue mission, just because they seek to hide the failures of the presidency in ensuring the safety of Nigerians, particularly in the north.
“We were shocked that in their proclivity to deceive, the authorities earlier informed Nigerians that some of the girls have been recovered only for the news to turn out to be false. And President Buhari has not uttered any word of assurance, government’s visiting team headed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, only had a whistle stop at the Dapchi school and made no effort to interface or even commiserate with community leaders and parents of the abducted girls, while completely shutting out the media.
“This only further confirms APC’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians.
Nigerians and indeed the world must hold the Buhari Presidency and the APC-led federal government directly responsible for the abduction of these defenseless schoolgirls as well as the killings in our country today”.