The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammed Buhari and his aides to learn from Chadian President, Idris Deby and show commitment in the fight against terrorism beyond speeches and empty press statements from the comfort of the Aso Villa.
In a statement released on Tuesday and signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on the reports that Chadian President Idris Deby personally led his troops to route out insurgents and freed Nigerian territories and soldiers held captive by terrorists in northern part of Borno state.
The party’s urge is predicated on the fact that this development is already triggering questions among Nigerians regarding the commitment and capacity of Mr. President, as Commander-in-Chief, to lead the fight against insurgency in our country.
The PDP is worried that the silence of President Buhari who, as Commander-in-Chief, had promised to lead from the front, is ominous and has opened our security apparatchik to a plethora of innuendos, claims and counter-claims in the public space. The party is worried that Mr. President has chosen silence at a time, when again, he needs to stand up and take action to assure our citizen of their safety as well as efforts being made by his administration against the insurgent.
The party commended and immensely values the sacrifices by our gallant troops who are risking their lives on harm’s way to safeguard our nation against the insurgents despite the daunting challenges they confront daily.
The PDP also called on all Nigerians to remain vigilant and continue to pray for our nation at this trying time