Do not politicise security – APC
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians to avoid politicising or being simplistic about the security situation in parts of the country.
APC National Secretary, Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John Akpanudoedehe, said this in a statement in Abuja in response to the communique issued by the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the recent security incidents across the country.
“At a time like this, our duty to the nation as good citizens should outweigh political party colourations,” Akpanudoedehe said.
Akpanudoedehe said the APC and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government shared the concerns of all Nigerians, including PDP governors.
“However, let no one be in doubt as to the urgency and capacity of the President Buhari-led government to end the recent security incidents,” he said.
Akpanudoedehe said the situation requires that all well-meaning Nigerians, including the leadership of the opposition political parties to sit down and find lasting solutions.
“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,” he said.
He added that as those who received constant security briefings, PDP governors should know that divisive rhetoric could only embolden the criminals who were carrying out these cowardly acts.
Akpanudoedehe said while high-level investigations were ongoing to fish out sponsors and perpetrators of the security incidents, the president has already given marching orders to security services to address the situation.
“We pray that the investigations should not reveal conspiracies by the opposition to weaken the government in furtherance of their desperate 2023 aspirations,” he added.
Akpanudoedehe expressed confidence that PDP governors and indeed all stakeholders would cooperate and support ongoing efforts to quickly and permanently end the security incidents.