The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State to stop his empty lamentations over the persistent banditry in the state.
The party also encouraged Masari to be on the side of the people by boldly telling President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Federal Government that they have failed.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that Governor Masari is doing a great disservice to his people, who have fallen victims to persistent banditry, by not shading his parochial politics to join other patriotic Nigerians in voicing out to President Buhari the truth of his failures.
The statement read: “It is indeed a distressing and colossal mark of failure that President Buhari’s home state, Katsina, is being taken over by bandits, who are now overrunning local governments, killing, raping, maiming and pillaging innocent citizens, while Mr President, who promised to lead the fight against insurgency from the fronts, continues to recede deeper into the safety and comfort of Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“It is totally upsetting that while Mr President is busy with his unnecessary rhetoric in Abuja, bandits, according to Governor Masari, are having a field day in persistent attacks on 10 local government areas, killing and robbing innocent citizens on daily basis.”
The party noted that President Buhari had failed and especially, in his three-pronged focus of security, economy and anti-corruption, adding that; “it is however regrettable that his administration could be so aloof, cold and unperturbed as bandits ravage our citizens in most states and particularly in Mr President’s home state. What a failure!
“President Buhari and Governor Masari must know that there is no way history will be kind to them and their party, the APC, for their incompetence, insensitivity and failure in governance, which have brought so much devastation to our dear nation.”
The PDP, therefore, called on President Buhari to wake up to the responsibilities of his office and lead from the front in the fight against insurgents, in line with his campaign promise.
It urged Nigerians, especially the people of Katsina State, not to resign to despondency over President Buhari’s failures, while charging the country’s troops to remain strong.
The PDP added that it was working hard to rescue the country from the ‘misrule of the APC’.