Foreigners imported by Buhari for campaign rallies, electoral violence behind ongoing killings in north – PDP

Foreigners imported by Buhari for campaign rallies, electoral violence behind ongoing killings in north – PDP
April 09 23:39 2019

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By Bologi M. Maikudi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the escalated insecurity, particularly the killings, rising spate of kidnapping, banditry and acts of terrorism in various parts of the country, particularly the northern states.

The party in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it is heavily grieved by the pain, anguish and horror Nigerians have been subjected in the hands of marauders “following the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to provide adequate security in the country, despite the huge resources at its disposal.”

“The PDP also tasks the All Progressives Congress (APC) to give account of the whereabouts of the political mercenaries it imported into the country from neighboring countries, particularly from Chad and Niger Republic during the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

“This demand is predicated on fears in the public space of the possible involvement of the imported political thugs, who assisted the APC to unleash violence on Nigerians during the elections, in the heightened acts of banditry in our nation.

“Nigerians could recall that the PDP had raised a red flag on the dangers of the heavy importation of unscreened aliens by the APC to involve in its presidential election campaign rallies. The PDP and other well-meaning Nigerians had expressed fears that such aliens could be used by unpatriotic elements to unbridle violent acts against Nigerians,” the statement read in part.

The party lamented that the Federal Government has failed to exert enough commitment in protecting the lives of Nigerians and curb the bloodlettings and kidnapping of compatriots in Zamfara, Borno, Yobe, Kogi, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Bauchi and other states, adding that it has been proved right that President Buhari and the APC do not believe in their campaign promises.

The party added that by every indication, the President Buhari-led Federal Government has no solution to the security challenges of our nation, which has festered under its incompetent watch.