The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call off his holiday and search for the abducted students in his home state of Katsina.
Gunmen had reportedly abducted hundreds of Government Science Secondary School students in Kankara, Katsina State on Friday night while President Muhammadu Buhari had arrived his hometown of Daura for a week holiday.
Addressing a press conference at the PDP National Secretariat on Saturday in Abuja, the party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said Buhari should lead the search for the rescue of the students.
“The PDP demands that President Buhari should immediately quit his needless holidaying in Daura and go in search of, and rescue the abducted students, particularly having earlier admitted that issue of security is his exclusive responsibility.
“The time of the attack buttresses the fact that President Buhari, as the commander-in-chief, is totally incapable of securing our nation; the very reason there have been widespread calls by patriotic Nigerians that he should resign.
“This insolence of Mr. President towards issues of national security compelled our caucus in the House of Representatives to demand for his impeachment.
“This development has further exposed the failure of President Buhari to manage high-level security intelligence that ought to accompany a presidential visit,” the PDP said.
The party wondered why Buhari, who refused to honour an invitation by the House of Representatives for a collective deliberation on security, could “abandon his duty post for a holiday, leaving our national flanks open for terrorists, bandits, vandals, and insurgents.”