Kaduna State chapter of the major opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) to take the security and welfare of the citizens very seriously as enshrined in the nation’s constitution.
This was contained in a statement issued by Kaduna State Publicity Secretary of PDP, Abraham Alberah Catch.
PDP noted that the action of the hoodlums over the recent looting of warehouses depicted a socio-economic situation in the country where insecurity and hunger are on the increase on daily basis.
“We are all witnesses to the recent revolt by the youths of this country, a situation never before witnessed in this country. While it is true that sponsored thugs and hoodlums hijacked the otherwise peaceful protests, a lesson to inevitably learn is that the mood of the nation is depicted in the action of the youths and by extension the hoodlums.
“Only a few days ago, Kaduna witnessed another unprecedented action by citizens of the state, akin to other states where unknown warehouses were broken into by hungry Kaduna residents and food items looted. Since the APC came on board in 2015, there is a clear and present danger of a government without a human face.
“The constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is clear on the basic cardinal of any government in power about security and welfare of citizens before all else.
“We, therefore, call on the Kaduna State Government to bring those who decided to hide these items amid hunger and starvation to book.
“We also advise the government to stick with the wise instruction of the constitution on security and welfare of citizens before anything else because this fire is just starting if things continue the way they are and nobody is safe.
“While the PDP sympathizes with the people who lose their lives and the injured, as a result of the stampede in one the warehouses, the party condemns vehemently any act of lawless looting, our party rightly places the blame at the doorstep of the government for their secretive and suspicious actions, because if there were no clandestine ulterior motives, there would have been an official announcement about the items”. The statement said.
In another news, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has advised the newly re-appointed INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to embrace more technologies to enhance the credibility of future elections.
Gbadamosi, PDP Lagos East Senatorial candidate in the rescheduled bye-elections said INEC should avoid inconclusive elections capable of subverting the will of the people.
“I advise Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to embrace more technologies to enhance elections’ credibility,” he said.
Recall that Prof. Yakubu was reappointed by president Buhari for another tenure in office.