“Nigeria is fast descending into anarchy and if nothing is done by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the country will give way”, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), warned in Abuja on Saturday.
The PDP’s alarm follows wanton killings, kidnappings, and attacks on security establishment across the country, even as President Muhammadu Buhari appears unperturbed.
The party, which also observed that the nation has become one giant killing field, while the state is helpless and unable to solve the problem, asked Buhari to either restore normalcy or resign.
PDP stated this shortly after its caucus meeting held at the Akwa Ibom Governor’s Lodge, Abuja that ended at the wee hour of on Saturday.
A communiqué issued at the caucus read by the party National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, stated that “Nigeria is fast descending into anarchy, with security of lives and property practically non-existent.”
At the meeting, which had in attendance elected national officers of the party, some governors, PDP leaders in the National Assembly and other stakeholders, the party said, “this state of anarchy is so widespread that every state in the country is affected.”
The caucus in the communiqué said: “”Effective policing and security is no longer guaranteed even for ordinary citizens and for day to day affairs in Nigeria. Terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, rape, arson, mindless murder of citizens and even security agents are ravaging the land.
“Criminals have taken complete control of most aspects of our lives, unchecked. Government seems powerless to act. “Nigeria has become one giant killing field. The state is helpless and unable to solve the problem. The presence of government is no longer felt. Everyone is on his own. It is as if Nigeria has no government again.”
The party therefore lamented the unrestricted expansion of Boko Haram into newer and inner territories close to the seat of government in Abuja and noted the glaring the capitulation of the security agencies and President Muhamadu Buhari’s APC government.
The PDP declared “in the view of this, President Buhari has failed the people at a time of grave national crises”and should therefore resign”.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.