The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to a communique issued by governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the state of security in the country.
The PDP leaders had expressed concerns killings in the nation.
In a statement signed by the National Secretary of the APC’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John James Akpanudoedehe, the party said investigations are ongoing to fish out sponsors and perpetrators of insecurity.
The APC, however, said “we pray the investigations should not reveal conspiracies by the opposition to weaken the government in furtherance of their desperate 2023 aspirations,” the statement read.
While saying it shares the concerns of the PDP governors, the ruling party urged the opposition not to politicise insecurity as President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard to find a lasting solution.
“Let no one be in doubt as to the urgency and capacity of the President Muhammadu Buhari government to end the recent security incidents.”
“We urge stakeholders and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians to avoid politicising or being simplistic about the security situation,” the statement said. “At a time like this, our duty to our nation as good citizens should outweigh political party colorations.
“As those who receive constant security briefings, PDP Governors should know that divisive rhetorics can only embolden the criminals who are carrying out these cowardly acts. This is not the time to play to the gallery, but sit down to find real and lasting solutions. The latter is what the President Buhari administration is doing.
“While high-level investigations are ongoing to fish out sponsors and perpetrators of the security incidents, President Buhari has already given marching orders to our security services to check the security incidents.
“We are however confident that our PDP governors and indeed all stakeholders will cooperate and support ongoing efforts to quickly and permanently end the security incidents.”