By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State Chapter, has described the recent killings in Kajuru, Birnin Gwari and Sanga as avoidable, while decrying the alleged disappearance of the governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai as irresponsible.
The statement also condemned the alleged disappearance of the State Governor, Malam 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. This is the height of irresponsility!
“The killings 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 statement was released to newsman through the Party’s Publicity Secretary of the State, Abraham A. Catoh on Thursday March 21, 2019.
The PDP observed that the lack of jobs, illiteracy and poverty of citizens is the greatest danger facing the society today.
“There is no Human Capital Development, and illiteracy amongst our citizens has eaten deep into our citizens, and the lack of education has made our peoples vulnerable”.
The statement further condemned the APC led government for lack of deliberate 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.”
It stressed that 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 commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in what it described as the the wanton killings and prayed 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.”
The party urged all to remain calm and law abiding as it will do everything “within the ambit of the law at the Elections Tribunal to retrieve back the mandate given to us, by God’s grace.”