The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday admitted that the nation is currently under seine with the rising spate of insecurity across the country
APC in a statement issued by its National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe also appealed to Nigerians to eschew partisanship and unite to rescue the nation.
The party added that it was well focused and will identify and ensure that sponsors and perpetrators of terrorism and other criminal activities in the country are brought to book, adding that it only in an atmosphere of tranquility that development will thrieve
Akpanudoedehe said the issue of insecurity in the country has found expression in terrorist and criminal activities of Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, rustlers and recently the highly condemnable attacks on security formations in some states, saying such are current realities that face the country today.
“These are current realities and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not play politics with matters of life and our collective wellbeing as a nation.
“As a progressive party in government, we are fully-focused on identifying and bringing to book the perpetrators and sponsors of this hydra-headed insecurity monster and consolidating on our visible development strides. While the party sympathizes with all affected by the security incidents, we call on all to unite against insecurity and criminality, however expressed.
“Only in safety can we enjoy the current agriculture revolution which has seen Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice and other staple food items. Only in safety can we enjoy the current infrastructure revolution that has witnessed the rehabilitation, construction and reconstruction of over 13,000 kilometers of critical federal roads, construction of thousands of affordable and acceptable housing.”
The APC scribe added that the security services are doing their best to contain the situation and appealed to the people to show understanding and support them.
“We must shun the antics and activities of unpatriotic and sectarian opportunists fanning divisive embers, promote peaceful coexistence, eschew bitterness and unite against insecurity and crime, for the development of the country.
“Despite our natural differences in culture, religion and ethnicities, we are more patriotic, alike and united than bigots, sectarian opportunists and unpatriotic partisans try to make us believe. We have a collective stake in our country’s security and ensuring that Nigeria works for all,” Akpanudoedehe added.