The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the alleged escalating insecurity, rising political uncertainties and biting economic hardship in the country.
The former ruling party therefore lamented that Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government has now has all the trappings of a failed state.
The PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it is the federal government has been unable to guarantee any of its fundamental duties to the extent that citizens are now desperate to take their destinies in their hands.
The statement reads in part: “the national leadership of the party rose from a crucial meeting on Wednesday noting that the red flag has become urgent following the manifest total loss of faith by Nigerians, across the board, in the ability of the Buhari Presidency to provide a democratic leadership that can engender a peaceful and secure nation.
“It is clear that the APC and the Buhari Presidency have held Nigerians hostage. Nigerians are now being treated like a conquered people. They can no longer freely exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights; executive high-handedness have become a state policy just as the APC government, burdened by challenges of illegitimacy, has lost direction and only thriving in vindictiveness.
“The PDP notes that due to the prevailing anti-democratic proclivities of the Buhari Presidency, our once cohesive and economically thriving nation has come under distress on all fronts; never in the history of our nation has our fault lines become so visible; uncertainty now envelopes our nation; citizens are nervous and agitated as ominous hopelessness sets in.
“Today, the Buhari Presidency cannot guarantee the security and safety of citizens. Bloodletting and violence have become the order of the day. Invaders, insurgents, kidnappers and killers have taken over major highways and communities; our nation’s security machinery has become overstretched. Nigerians now live in palpable fear; they cannot freely travel within their country and the government has no answers.”
The former ruling party further alleged that then present federal administration has ruined Nigeria’s economy and led the nation to become the world’s capital of poverty, and regretted the administration has been condoning the humongous corruption that has become the hallmark of his failed administration.
“Sadly, President Buhari’s anti-development policies, the corruption in his government as well as its failure to provide security have scared away foreign investors from our nation.
“Only recently, the United Nations declared that 43 percent of our nation’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has taken flight to other countries. Unemployment has gone out of proportion and there is no hope in sight”, he said quoting the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).