The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Mohamadu Buhari to put an end to the carnage of herdsmen killings in the country.
This was contained in a communique issued after a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP and its Governor’s Forum in the Delta State capital, Asaba on Sunday night.
The former ruling berated President Buhari for his ‘pretentious approach’ to the matter so far, saying it’s time for the APC-led Federal Government to take responsibility and stop the bloodletting in the country, Vanguard writes.
“We call on Mr President to come out clean on the herdsmen killings and address the nation on how to end the carnage; the President must take responsibility on the protection of lives and property of Nigerians which is the most important of his responsibility.” The party said.
National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus who read the communique which he jointly signed with the Chairman PDP Governors’ Forum, Chief Ayo Fayose, shortly after the meeting which came to an end at about 1.55 am on Monday (05/02/18) stated, “we believe that the federal government’s decision to set up a committee to address the issues of herdsmen killings is a pretentious approach to a matter that requires firm action and leadership by the President in line with his oath of office to protect all Nigerians irrespective of creed, tribe or political affiliation.”
The PDP also expressed displeasure at what it termed abuse of courts’ decision by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, and called on Buhari to call the anti-graft agency to order.
“We urge Mr President to henceforth, direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to adhere to the Rule of Law by obeying Court judgements and orders such as the one involving Ekiti State government against EFCC and restrain itself from further political intimidation and harassment of known or perceived political opponents,”
They further condemned widespread corruption in the management of fuel subsidy regime, saying it was opposed to the “unilateral withdrawal of USD one Billion from the Excess Crude Account by the Federal Government under any guise.”