Former People’s Democratic Party, PDP, aspiring governor of Abia state, leader Emeka Kalu denounced the wave of killings in many parts of the country.
Kalu said President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to tackle insecurity, coupled with the current economic hardships plaguing citizens, revealed the lack of real leadership in Nigeria.
The PDP chief said so on Tuesday, while condemning the relentless killings of security agents in the southeast and the unprecedented rate of banditry and kidnappings across the country.
Kalu, who also serves as the national coordinator of the PDP coalition, warned that if nothing is done urgently to save the situation in the country, Nigeria is on the way to falling into a failed state.
He argued that the federal government led by Buhari along with other political leaders at other levels of government, has not been altruistic and proactive in solving various national challenges, adding that the leaders have all let go of the citizens in all ramifications.
The Stalwart Party has alleged that several billion naira allegedly earmarked for security purposes in the name of security votes and allocations to security agencies have gone into private pockets with impunity.
He postulated that torrential attacks against security agents in the southeast and south-south; the farmer-pastoralist crisis in the southwest, banditry and kidnappings throughout the north had indicated the high level of corruption in the Nigerian security system.
Kalu further believed that the federal government led by the All Progressive Congress was not doing enough to monitor and clean up the industry.
He said: “This upsurge in crime in our communities has revealed President Buhari’s inability to defend and unite the nation. He does not have a clear vision of leading the country on the path of unity, peace and progress.
“Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually sliding into a failed state, and the fact that the government’s primary obligation under our constitution is to ensure the well-being and security of citizens, this government has let down Nigerians ”.
Kaku urged governors in the Southeast to return to the drawing board by adopting effective and cautious measures to curb attacks on security formations in the area.
The Party leader also called on citizens to complement the government’s fight against crime by helping the country’s security agencies with useful information to nip the act of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping in the bud. suffered in parts of Nigeria.