Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to take responsibility of insecurity in Nigeria.
Atiku was reacting to a report purportedly released by a United States based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), called Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy, which blamed the opposition in Nigeria for the killings and kidnappings.
In a statement Tuesday by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, Atiku said the APC sponsored the contrived report.
“It is the deepest low that Muhammadu Buhari administration has gone in causing further division and promoting instability in Nigeria”, it read.
“Anyone versed enough in the protocol of international NGOs will discern without much ado that the particular report by a faceless, insipid organization known as ‘Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy’ was contrived with express mobilization from officials of the Buhari administration in a shameless and disingenuous attempt to find a jejune explanation for the rising rate of insecurity in Nigeria.
“Our investigation has revealed that there is no such report as being touted and no such body called ‘Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy’. Americans will never write ‘Centre’. They will write ‘Center’ in conformity to the American English usage”.
Atiku lambasted the President and his team for choosing to employ the services of a faceless NGO to blame the opposition for its own ineptitude.
“We must remind President Buhari that the buck stops on his table and his infantile style of looking for whom to blame for his failures will not obliterate his abysmal record of performance in the past four years.
“The Buhari administration and the ruling APC are renowned for propaganda stunt and double-speak. Sadly, it does not matter to them the disturbing number of criminalities happening on a daily basis in Nigeria,” he said.
Atiku also mocked the president for his comment that the IGP, Mohammad Adamu, has lost weight due to his efforts to keep the country safe.
The Wazirin Adamawa said: “In their warped thinking, the performance rate of security chiefs during times like this is determined by how much weight the Inspector General of Police has lost.
“The question to ask is: how would the APC have reproved a President who makes such careless remarks on national security at a time when insecurity in the country has assumed epidemic proportions?
“President Buhari and the APC have shown without equivocation that the job at hand is overwhelming for them. And because they lack the basic clue on how to tame the bogey that they have created, they now scamper around like school kids who have caused an upset in a highly sensitive science laboratory.
“Nigerians don’t pray for a President who passes the buck. All they want is a President who can hold the bull by the horns and get the job done. After all, President Buhari took an oath to defend lives and property of the citizens, which is the primary responsibility of every government”.