The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, of pervading a situation of hopelessness which, according to them, is becoming a threat to national cohesion.
The PDP, in a statement on Thursday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, added that insecurity and rising political uncertainties have escalated under President Buhari and the APC.
According to the opposition party, Nigerians can no longer freely exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights and are now being treated like a conquered people. The party said it was compelled to raise alarms that “the nation is collapsing”, following a review of the biting economic hardship as well as prevailing tension in all parts of the country.
“It is clear that the APC and the Buhari presidency have held Nigerians hostage.”
“…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,” the opposition party lamented.
The party said: “Executive high-handedness have become a state policy just as the APC government, burdened by challenges of illegitimacy, has lost direction and is only thriving in vindictiveness.
“Today, the Buhari presidency cannot guarantee the security and safety of citizens with bloodletting and violence becoming the order of the day.”
The PDP lamented that invaders, insurgents, kidnappers and killers have taken over major highways and communities.
“Our nation’s security machinery have become overstretched, Nigerians now live in palpable fear, they cannot freely travel within their country and the government has no answers.
“On the economic front, President Buhari has ruined our economy and led our nation to become the world’s capital of poverty, while 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,” the PDP said.