A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress from the southeast, Nze Elvis Agukwe, has warned opposition Peoples Democratic Party to stop playing politics with insecurity in Nigeria.
The warning comes on the heels of the claim by Peoples Democratic Party that the APC-led federal government had placed Nigeria on autopilot.
Recall that Peoples Democratic Party had in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, said all critical indicators showed that the APC has allegedly abdicated its constitutional duty to guarantee the security and welfare of the people.
According to the party “the prevailing chaotic situation in the country with widespread uncertainties, unabating fuel crisis, piercing economic hardship, sectional agitations, heated industrial unrests, infrastructural stagnation, kidnapping, daily bloodletting and escalated insecurity with gangsters now taking over the streets of major cities further confirms that the APC administration is now on autopilot with its central command structure in disarray.
But Nze Agukwe, an ex-Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Imo State, while disagreeing with the former ruling party on its recent position in an interview with AFRIPOST on Tuesday, noted that many countries have had serious security challenges and survived and recalled when terrorists brought down twin towers in America and citizens did not play politics with it, rather, the opposition in America rose and joined hands with government tonight scourge.
According to him, the way opposition play politics of insecurity in Nigeria, make it appear as if, all what they are after is power. They failed to help proffer solutions to the security challenges facing Nigeria.
He queried, “if they get to power in this circumstances, do they have the magic wand to address insecurity? I know that PDP lost power after 16 years on the back of insecurity. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Have they changed? They don’t appear to have learnt any lessons rather they are after power pursuit. To them, that is why they lost power. I strongly disagree because PDP don’t have regards to principles and that is the main reason they lost power.
Continuing, Agukwe said, “APC must not abandon power and country. They must provide leadership despite security challenges. It is very unfortunate that lives were lost and I send strong sympathy to families who lost beloved ones. I pray to God for the repose of their souls.
“Nigeria must keep moving as challenges abound but we shall overcome. To me, the government is doing her best. Opposition must change tactics and play patriotic politics because, there is tomorrow and nobody can say what happens”.