to show humility and accept the bitter truth that poverty, internal
conflicts, bloodletting, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, abuse of
human rights and general national insecurity have escalated under his
divisive, vindictive and repressive administration.
The party in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan says “instead of
embarking on ego trip and picking a fight with the United Nation (UN)
Rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, for highlighting the grave security issues
in our country, which are already in the international domain, the
Buhari Presidency should be seeking for help, seeing that is has no
solution to the festering problem.
“If anything, the UN Rapporteur report only reinforces the positions of
credible international bodies including the United States Department of
State, Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI)
which also reported cases of arbitrary and extra-judicial killings,
illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture, festering violence,
reported disappearances and abuse of human rights under the Buhari
“Moreover, the PDP holds that the UN report is a vindication of its
stance as well as that of millions of Nigerians that the ineptitude and
repressive tendencies of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
administration under President Buhari are emboldening acts on violence
and fuelling impunity, division and intolerance in the polity.
“Today, Nigeria is becoming one of the most insecure places to live.
Citizens can no longer move freely around their country as marauders,
kidnappers, insurgents and bandits take over the highways, pillage
communities, kill and take citizens captive at will.
“By fighting persons or organization that tell us the truth instead of
seeking solutions, the Buhari Presidency is doing a great disservice to
Nigerians especially those in communities being ravaged by insurgency,
banditry, kidnapping and ethnic clashes.
“The PDP holds that at the moment, what ought to be paramount to the
Buhari Presidency should not be the sentiments of regime image but the
welfare and security of vulnerable Nigerians.
“President Buhari should therefore caution his handlers on their
unguarded statements on grave national issues.
“He should immediately accept responsibility for his failures and seek
help since he has not demonstrated the capacity to effectively led a
nation as complex as Nigeria at the moment.
“The truth can be bitter, but in its acceptance lies the solution.”