The ACN cited a statement credited to the chairman of the ruling party claiming the PDP is “not a security agency and should not be blamed for the insecurity in the country and other ills bedeviling the country”.
The statement which was issued in Lagos on Wednesday and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, ACN said ”What the PDP Chairman is saying, in essence, is that his party is no longer fit to rule and that Nigerians should look elsewhere.”
ACN said it is inconceivable that a man of Alhaji Tukur’s standing, experience in public life and international exposure will not know the powers and responsibility of a ruling party.
”The PDP sired the President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government that controls the security agencies in the
country, and the party’s Chairman is not unaware of this fact.”
ACN in the statement urged Nigerians to take their destiny in their own hands by using every democratic means to get the PDP out of their lives.
”The insecurity that has now reached a level at which daring gunmen will attack the police and the military, the very institutions the country relies upon to ensure its internal and external security, is a reflection of the deep rot in other spheres of life in Nigeria.
”To be fair, the rot did not start in 1999. But 13 years is a long enough time for a party that is worth its name to make an appreciable effort to turn things around. Sadly, the situation is worse today than it was 13 years ago” ACN said.