The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to face the nation’s myriads of problems rather than creating more problems.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Secondus noted that rather than strive to address the major socio – economic issues weighing down Nigerians due to the confusion and lack of direction of the government in the last one year, the APC is rather busy creating more battle fronts and compounding the country challenges.
The statement said: “Today under APC leadership the country has become a whole theatre of acrimony with agitations here and there with no clear sign of solution in sight, forcing political watchers to question if the country is disintegrating.
“Even the Boko Haram issue that was supposed to be progressing well has run into troubled waters because of the confusion in the ruling party.
“Ditto the federal Government’s anti -corruption fight is even skewed due to insincerity as ministers already confirmed to be corrupt internationally continue to move untouched while governors with immunity are harassed daily.
“Rather than confront the various challenges overwhelming the country, APC is currently bleeding, soaked in its own greed and the obvious consequence is that a house divided against itself is bound to fall and the party is already falling.”
The PDP chief said the federal government is gradually eroding all indices of democratic principles, especially those anchored on the rule of law and separation of powers, as it has continued to violate all rules of free speech as enshrined in the status books.
“Unlike what the world is watching in Britain where democracy is being put into action and in America where President Barak Obama is being routinely criticized, Nigerians are living in fear, the press, judiciary, and politicians are in heavy apprehension because of the draconian system of our operatives who come after them for airing their views.”
He advised the government to respect various organs of governance and stop seeing itself as the Lord Mayor of state Governors and the National Assembly as this will amount to dictatorship.”