From Jibrin Miachi, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the recent bloodbaths in Kajuru, Birnin Gwari and Sanga local government areas of Kaduna state and blamed the spate of violence on government at both the state and federal levels as it showed less concern.
The party in a reaction to the ugly development via a press release issued by its publicity secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, lamented that the death tolls occasioned by the crisis would have been avoided if government at both the federal and state level have lived up to expectations.
The statement also condemned the disappearance of the State Governor, Nasir El-rufai and his deputy, Arch. Barnabas Bala Bantex, without any public notice, in the middle of this crisis. The State is operating in an auto pilot mode even as it described it as the height of irresponsibility
“The killings arising from the avoidable crisis would have been averted if the Federal and State Governments have been up and doing and had fully engaged the Security agencies with the needed proactive measures and equipments to fight insecurity.
The PDP observed that the lack of jobs, illiteracy and poverty of our citizens is the greatest danger facing our society today.
“There is no Human Capital Development, and illiteracy amongst our citizens and this has eaten deep into our citizens, just as lack of education has made our peoples vulnerable”.
The party also condemned the “disappearance of the State Governor, Nasir Elrufai and his Deputy, Arch. Barnabas Bala Bantex, without any public notice, in the middle of this crisis” stressing with this development,.”The State is operating in an Auto Pilot mode. This is the height of irresponsility”.
The statement further condemned the APC led government for lack of delebrate policies that would engage our Women and youths in meaningful ventures to make them productive and useful to our corporate existence,and also galvanize our economy as a Nation.
“We have also observed that the government has intentionally pauperised our citizens through their harsh policies, without any cushion effects(palliatives) to ameliorate their sufferings”.
“The effect of these harsh programmes, without any hope insight, has disillusioned our youths and made them vulnerable to crimes just to survive the hardship; an idle mind is the devil’s workshop”.
“Apart from the APC’s usual propaganda, there is nothing they have achieved in the last 3 years plus of her administration”.
“In terms of Security of lives and property, Nigerians are worse than they use to be before 2015. Kidnappings and banditry has become the order of the day, aside terrorists activities. Corruption has grown to a more advanced level under the APC’s watch”.
“The so called N~Power has turned our youths into casual staff that would be disengaged after 2 years, instead of giving them permanent and pensionable employment, as against International Labour Organization charter, of which Nigeria is a signatory”.
‘Millions of jobs have been lost due to the bad economic policies of the APC led government.
“All these and more, has made Nigerians hopeless, especially with the high wired electoral fraud perpetrated by the APC in the recently yet to be concluded 2019 general elections, with the support of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Nigeria Army, who the APC government have converted into political thugs.
“Where the PDP is leading, results are declared inconclusive or the NA is sent to intimidate, harass and forcefully take away ballot boxes and other sensitive voting materials”.
“The PDP commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives in the wanton killings and pray for the repose of their souls and also wish the injured quick recovery.
“Finally, we wish to thank our teeming supporters for their immense support before,during and after the 2019 general elections.
“We urge you all to remain calm and law abiding as the Party will do every thing within the ambit of the law at the Elections Tribunal to retrieve back the mandate given to us, by God’s grace”