A sociopolitical organization, Akwa Ibom Leaders’ Vanguard, has accused President Muhammdu Buhari-led government of toiling with the destinies of over 200 million Nigerians as he continuous to pay lip service to the war against insecurity in the nation.
According to the group, the federal government has not only watched the Boko Haram expand their tenacity, but has also watched the terrorist group birthed an array of different terror groups, like the Fulani Herdsmen, which has the notoriety of being ranked the 4th deadliest on global terror groups as well as the bandits etc.
Fielding questions from news hounds in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at the weekend, the leader of the group, Sen. Anietie Okon affirmed that the present administration has failed in its constitutional responsibility which places on it the duty to ensure security and welfare of the people and has continued to pretend as if it is fighting insecurity in the country.
On the war against corruption, the lawmaker said, “The fight against corruption has been one of mere theatrics, all motion without movement as is always said of the proverbial barbers’ Chair”
He re-emphasised the recent eight-question tweeter points of the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose whom, he said, queried the whereabouts of the recovered funds and other inconclusive cases of corruption in the country.
On the proposed Electoral Amendment Bill, Senator Okon insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), connived with the All Progressives Congress-led federal government to ensure that the 2019 election results were not transmitted electronically.
He, therefore, disclosed that, while the APC-led federal government gave Nigerians excuses of not being able to transmit the said results electronically, the electoral body, however, used the same law to conduct off season elections in Edo and Ondo States, and transmitted the results electronically.
He warned against unnecessary insertions, pointing out that for Nigeria to continue as one, the electoral laws must be put right to avoid manipulations.
Said he, “I am sure you are aware of the kite they are flying. After the Committee has done its work, some people went and inserted something just to gauge the reactions of Nigerians.
“We were all here when the same INEC conducted off season elections in Edo and Ondo states, the results were sent electronically and everybody was happy with the outcome of the results.
“The Electoral law that was used to administer the 2019 elections was still the same law that was in place when the Edo and Ondo states elections were conducted. Because of the fear of losing the 2019 election, they started denying and giving excuses until government came up and said it was too late”.
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.