The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Federal Government’s capacity to end insecurity in the country is not in doubt, and has urged Nigerians not to be simplistic about the security situation in the country.
A statement issued last Sunday by the National Secretary, Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC, John Akpanudoedehe said the party and government definitely share the concerns of well-meaning Nigerians about the security situation in the country, including that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors. However, the statement said, “let no one be in doubt as to the urgency and capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to end the recent security incidents.
“We urge stakeholders and indeed, all well-meaning Nigerians to avoid politicising or being simplistic about the security situation. At a time like this, our duty to our nation as good citizens should outweigh political party colourations. ”As those who receive constant security briefings, PDP governors should know that divisive rhetorics can only embolden the criminals who are carrying out these cowardly acts. This is not the time to play to the gallery, but sit down to find real and lasting solutions. The latter is what the President Buhari administration is doing.
“While high-level investigations are ongoing to fish out sponsors and perpetrators of the security incidents, President Buhari has already given marching orders to our security services to check the security incidents. We pray the investigations should not reveal conspiracies by the opposition to weaken the government in furtherance of their desperate 2023 aspirations.
“We are however confident that our PDP governors and indeed, all stakeholders will cooperate and support ongoing efforts to quickly and permanently end the security incidents.”