Tinubu’s govt careless about plight of Nigerians, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over its alleged failure to rescue the eight National Youth Service (NYSC) members that were recently abducted by unknown gunmen.

NEWS FLASH recalls that gunmen suspected to be terrorists kidnapped the eight corps members along a highway within Zamfara State on Friday last week.

The abductors have since demanded N4 million ransom from families of the corps members.

Reacting to the development, the PDP, in a statement issued on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, alleged that the ruling party was insensitive towards the security of Nigerians.

The statement reads partly, “The PDP describes as distressing that the APC government had turned a blind eye to the plight of Nigerians with no concrete commitment towards the safety of lives of our citizens despite the killing of over 500 Nigerians in Plateau, Benue, Niger, Kaduna and other states of the federation, with many more abducted since May 29, 2023.

“The failure of the APC government to decisively act since the abduction of eight corps members who were on their way to Sokoto State for their one-year mandatory national service is another ugly testament to the APC government’s insensitivity towards the security, safety and wellbeing of citizens”.

On the general economic crisis bedevilling the nation, the party lamented that “Nigeria is at the edge of the precipice under the Tinubu-led APC hold which lacks the acceptability and followership of citizens.”

According to the party, the current hardship occasioned by the hike in fuel price “has created an atmosphere and feeling of absence of governance in the country”.

“Our party is alarmed that there is a serious disconnection between the government and the citizens arising from ill-planned and hasty implementation of policies that have brought excruciating hardship, horrifying insecurity and a general sense of apprehension that is already threatening the peace, unity and corporate existence of our nation,” the statement added.

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