PDP to Masari: Boldly tell Buhari he has failed — bandits have taken over his state


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Aminu Masari, Katsina governor, to stop his “empty lamentations” over the persistent banditry in his state.


While receiving Faruk Yahaya, chief of army staff, who was on a courtesy visit to the state on Thursday, Masari said 10 out of the 34 LGAs in the state are attacked daily by bandits.


He said the security situation in Katsina state has been giving him sleepless nights.


Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said Masari ought to “boldly tell President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government that they have failed”.


“Masari is doing a great disservice to his people, who have fallen victims to persistent banditry, owing to President Buhari’s incompetence and inability to secure the nation, by not shedding his parochial politics to join other patriotic Nigerians in voicing out to president Buhari, the truth of his failures,” the statement reads.


“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.


“While it is common knowledge that president Buhari has failed and especially, in his three-pronged focus of security, economy and anti-corruption, It is now ever 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 has brought so much devastation to our dear nation.


“The PDP for the umpteenth time calls on President Buhari to wake up to the responsibilities of his office, pick himself up and lead from the front in the fight against insurgents, in line with his campaign promise. He should either shape up or ship out.


“Our party, however, urges Nigerians, especially the people of Katsina state not to resign to despondency over president Buhari’s failures, while charging our gallant troops to remain strong as we work hard to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC, which has led to the escalation of woes in our country.”

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