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The All Progressives Congress, APC has again chided opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party PDP for lamenting the increasing spate of insecurity across the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, the ruling party said it inherited the insurgency problem from the 16 years of PDP era and it has been working tirelessly to find a solution.
According to the statement by John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, the insecurity during the PDP government was worse than the APC as there were bomb attacks in public places like markets and worship centres. But these have reduced under the APC government.
“Nigerians can recall that the insurgents once attacked places of worship, markets and gathering of citizens in many states of the Federation before the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari galvanised and equipped the armed forces to degrade their capacity to strike all over the country,” Akpanudoedehe said.
“It is ironic that the dictator at the Rivers State government house has forgotten so soon that kidnapping for ransom, like the Boko Haram insurgency, did not start under this administration, but every effort is being made to stop it along with its twin evil of banditry.
“The APC administration has consistently worked for the best interest of Nigeria and will not be distracted by the antics of the PDP designed to mislead Nigerians into assuming that the PDP they rejected in free and fair elections in 2015 and 2019 is worthy of their trust.
“A leopard cannot change its spots. The PDP is clearly in disarray. It was a failure in governance and a shocking failure as an opposition party.
“Nigerians cannot risk the country’s future in the hands of the same political party that brought the rot the APC administration is clearing.”
The APC statement was a response to an earlier comment of PDP’s Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that condemned the Buhari-led administration for the worsening security state of the country.