The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop politicising the rising insecurity in the country and the complexity of the solutions required.
The APC was reacting to a communique issued on Friday by PDP governors, who said that the ruling party lacks the capacity to govern and restore peace in Nigeria.
But in a statement on Saturday, National Secretary of APC Caretaker Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said it shares the concerns of the PDP governors.
He, however, asked the PDP not to doubt President Muhammadu Buhari’s capacity to end the nation’s security woes, assuring that the president was doing his best to find a lasting solution to Nigeria’s challenges.
Akpanudoedehe said the situation required all well-meaning citizens, including leaders of the opposition parties to sit down and find how best it can be solved.
He advised the party against being simplistic about the security situation” as “our duty to the nation as good citizens should outweigh political party colourations.”
The statement reads: “We urge stakeholders and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians to avoid politicising or being simplistic about the security situation.
“At a time like this, our duty to our nation as good citizens should outweigh political party colorations.
“As those who receive constant security briefings, PDP Governors should know that divisive rhetorics can only embolden the criminals who are carrying out these cowardly acts. This is not the time to play to the gallery, but sit down to find real and lasting solutions. The latter is what the President Buhari administration is doing.
“While high-level investigations are ongoing to fish out sponsors and perpetrators of the security incidents, President Buhari has already given marching orders to our security services to check the security incidents. We pray the investigations should not reveal conspiracies by the opposition to weaken the government in furtherance of their desperate 2023 aspirations.
“We are however confident that our PDP governors and indeed all stakeholders will cooperate and support ongoing efforts to quickly and permanently end the security incidents.”