By Salim Yunusa
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it inherited the insurgency confronting the country from a “clueless” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government
This is coming in six years after President Muhammadu Buhari defeated ex-President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP in the 2015 general election, and well into the second term of President Buhari.
The ruling party said this in reaction to comments credited to Nyesom Wike, Rivers governor, who has repeatedly criticised the APC over the worsening security situation in the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said before Buhari assumed office, insurgents were attacking markets and places of worship across the country but that has been put to a stop.
“Nigerians can recall that the insurgents once attacked places of worship, markets and gathering of citizens in many states of the Federation before the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari galvanised and equipped the armed forces to degrade their capacity to strike all over the country,” Akpanudoedehe said.
“It is ironic that the dictator at the Rivers State government house has forgotten so soon that kidnapping for ransom, like the Boko Haram insurgency, did not start under this administration, but every effort is being made to stop it along with its twin evil of banditry.
“The APC administration has consistently worked for the best interest of Nigeria and will not be distracted by the antics of the PDP designed to mislead Nigerians into assuming that the PDP they rejected in free and fair elections in 2015 and 2019 is worthy of their trust.
“A leopard cannot change its spots. The PDP is clearly in disarray. It was a failure in governance and a shocking failure as an opposition party.
“Nigerians cannot risk the country’s future in the hands of the same political party that brought the rot the APC administration is clearing.”