By Abba Gwale
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) of deliberately mismanaging Nigeria’s diversity which is the reason of worsening insecurity in the country.
Secondus said this during a press conference in Abuja, where he noted that apart from running a government of exclusion, Buhari led-Administration has also failed to constructively engage Nigerians, except for erratic statements from the Presidency which further fan the embers of disaffection.
The party chairman said, “Increasingly, Mr. President is absent from duty. The symbol of authority of the executive is simply not there, leading to lack of coordination and synergy in government operations.
“The apparent nepotism in the appointment of the top echelon of the security forces and the commanding heights of the institutions of government further fuel agitations across the country. In fact, winning elections has been reduced by the APC to more of sharing the spoils of war than running a government to the benefit of all citizens.”
Secondus lamented some measures the President is taking in tackling insecurity in the country adding that there is need for adequate kinetic instruments.
“immediate up-scaling of the personnel strength of our men and women in uniform with adequate kinetic instruments of war and law enforcement made available.
“Our armed forces should be adequately equipped and their welfare (made) a top priority,” he added.
He however advised that Nigeria should seek for foreign help to fight insecurity since the government has failed it’s responsibilities adding that the situation the country is not normal and exceptional steps should be taken to restore normalcy.