The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed the heightened insecurity in the country on the assumption of office in 2015 of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The main opposition party accused the administration of shielding “terrorism apologists” in its cabinet while making case for terrorists.
In a statement on Wednesday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party observed that instead of fighting insecurity on all fronts, the administration has continued to blame Nigerians for its many failures and leaving the people at the mercy of terrorists, kidnappers and bandits.
The statement said in part: “Our party notes that the APC has been deliberately compromising the security of our nation to allow for chaos, crisis and emergency situation in our country, for their selfish and unpatriotic gains. That also explains why the APC always attack well-meaning Nigerians who seek to unveil their plots.
“It is indeed unfathomable how the APC and its government, with all the apparatchik of governance available to them, can be looking helplessly and forcing our country into a state of turmoil as if the situation in which Nigeria is sunk was not their design.”
The PDP lambasted the administration for attacking the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for saying that the future of Nigeria cannot be left in the hands of the APC led federal government.
Stating the the administration lacked propensity for peace, the opposition party insisted that the APC cannot put in place measures that will engender peace in communities across the nation.
“It is therefore unfortunate that the APC will choose to live in perpetual self-denial over its inability and failure to ensure peace, unity, orderliness and cohesion in our country.
“Our party wants the APC to know that while they may gag their own members, they cannot stop other well-meaning Nigerians like Governor Wike from exposing the atrocities and failures of the APC.
“Nigerians are aware that the PDP administration of President Goodluck Jonathan handed over a united and stable country to the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari after pushing terrorists to the fringes and conducting elections in all parts of our country,” the party added.