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Insecurity And Corruption: You’re Incompetent, Just Resign, PDP Urges Buhari


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over cases of alleged corruption in federal government agencies.

Its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, told reporters at briefing in Abuja that ongoing corruption investigations of the NDDC, MIC, NEDC, NSITF, EFCC and others indicate Nigeria, under Buhari’s watch, was on ventilator gasping for breath.

Secondus said corruption has become a way of life for Nigerians while Buhari plays the ostrich. He accused Buhari of abandoning his promise to fight corruption during 2015 and 2019 electioneering campaigns.

Describing developments in the country as frightening, Secondus said nothing brings out the exact character of the administration than the on-going fraud at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He accused the forensic audit team meant to unearth alleged fraud at the NDDC of becoming accomplice to the crime, citing Senate indictment of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Commission. The party chairman lamented that corruption has become a bazar without any pretense with all critical agencies of government, including the anti-graft bodies themselves grossly engulfed in it.

Secondus said: “No attempt is being made from any corner to stem the freighting tide in our land. No effort is being made from any angle to halt the on-going free fall being witnessed in all fronts in the country. Nigerians have become helpless and have come to accept and live like citizens of nations without a leader and with no direction.

“Where do we start looking at the state of the nation when all segments of governance have collapsed. “Regarding insecurity, nothing establishes the fact that there is no governance in the country more than the worsening state of insecurity. “Having exhausted their propaganda of winning the war on terrorism only in their press releases, as reality has dawned on all, both the military and political leaders are now helpless and confused.

“What the Nigerian Senate did on Tuesday when it asked the Service Chiefs to resign was to show to the world that there is no executive arm of government in place. “Having watched the security situation in the country grow from bad to worse, the legislators have limited options but to do what they did, at least to show the people they represent that they are sensitive to their plights.

“Not even during the three-year brutal civil war did we witness as many as over 300 soldiers absconding their duties and pouring abuses on their commanders.” Deploring the sorry state of the economy under the administration, the party chairman quoted the Transparency International as saying the worst corruption was going-on in Nigeria under Buhari, saying that the situation has continued to worsen.