Igboeli Arinze, FCT- The ruling All Progressives Congress has described the PDP’s outburst on the rescue operation carried out by forces of the United States on Nigerian soil yesterday as baseless and dull attacks.
It also lampooned the opposition party for rubbishing the efforts of the Nigerian security services who were constantly putting their lives on the line to ensure the nation’s safety as well as secure Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
In a statement released to realpoliticsnigeria.ng, the spokesperson of the party Yekini Nabena wondered why the PDP had chosen to play politics with issues of national security when it had not done better in the past.
“The PDP should explain to Nigerians how its immediate-past administration handled the 2014 abduction of 276 Chibok schoolgirls. To refresh the PDP’s memory, former British prime minister, David Cameron in his book, For the Record, said the Goodluck Jonathan PDP government was “sleeping on the wheel” when the schoolgirls were abducted.”
“It is on record that that PDP government did nothing for two weeks after the Chibok schoolgirls abductions dismissing it as a grand political conspiracy while the schoolgirls were continually held and their families suffered in anguish.”
“While the PDP still refuses to take responsibility for the tragedy up till now, the same PDP government rejected the British offer to help in the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls.”
“Combating terrorism and other emerging cross border crimes require international collaborations and assistance when necessary.”
As Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces, President Buhari swore a constitutional oath to protect lives and property of citizens. The president has consistently demonstrated that resolve throughout his administration. President Buhari’s reactions and actions after the similar and unfortunate Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapping is a pointer to how a responsive government should act.”