The opposing Peoples Democratic Party PDP has blasted the ruling government, saying the Buhari has taken no concrete action led administration against the spat of insecurity unbecoming of a Commander in Chief and therefore is undeserving of the title.
The party noted this in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday. It stated that the President has failed as Commander-In-Chief, so much that government officials and other prominent Nigerians now give in to begging and negotiating with bandits and terrorists.
The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, degraded the President while noting the administration’s weakness by saying the current approach used in tackling insecurity will take the nation 20 years to achieve success.
It added that the revelation that exemplifies a failed state is proof that the Buhari administration has given the nation’s sovereignty to bandits, insurgents, and terrorists.
“Moreover, the recent statement by the Minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi, that unarmed Nigerians should protect themselves in the face of armed aggression by bandits and terrorists, further exposes Buhari as a failed Commander-in-Chief, who cannot stand up to the demands of the designation of his office.
“It should interest Mr President that a member of his cabinet has declared him ineffective as well as one who is incapable of commanding his parade and guaranteeing the safety of lives and property of our citizens.
“Even more depressing is the disposition of the Buhari Presidency to blame victims of terrorists’ attacks, as was in the case of the beheading of 43 compatriots in Borno state, instead of going after and apprehending the assailants.
“Such tendencies against Nigerians exposes the lack of determination by the Buhari administration to fight insurgents which, in turn, emboldens the outlaws who had earlier been pushed to the fringes under the PDP administration, to resurge to unleash terror on our compatriots,” the party said.
“Indeed, a Commander-in-Chief that cannot lead from the fronts, as President Buhari promised to, and who blames everyone but himself for his failures, leaves much to be desired.
“Indeed, our nation cannot afford the ongoing gruesome mass killings, bloodletting, arson, kidnapping and all sorts of mindless atrocities by bandits, terrorists, kidnappers and vandals,” the PDP said.
The party charged President Buhari to end his administration’s sluggish and cowardly disposition towards handling security matters in the country, adding, “Mr. President must stand up to the demands of his office and designation as the Commander-in-Chief.”