Biafra: PDP Cautions Buhari, APC Of The Danger Ahead
The PDP frowned at the way the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is handling issues relating to youths restiveness in the two geo-political zones, where they are agitating, under Biafra movement.
It, therefore, urged the President to personally intervene, as the matter is directly related to the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
The party said it is concerned that the Federal Government and its agencies have failed to approach the situation with the inclusiveness and seriousness it deserves but have instead been resorting to the use of security forces.
PDP National Youth Leader, Abdullahi MaiBasira, said in a statement Yesterday, that President Buhari and his party should be held responsible for the escalation of the agitation, which he noted is a threat to the unity of Nigeria as an indivisible entity.
The opposition party also urged the ruling party to ensure and guarantee an inclusive administration that will promote harmony among all sections of the country.
The party further notes the seemingly lack of any clear-cut policy direction that concerns the development, mainstreaming and inclusion of young people in the country by the Federal Government, describing it as worrisome.
“The fact that none of the President’s ministerial appointees confirmed by Senate is below 40 years, also puts to question APC’s belief in the next generation of leaders, mentorship and transfer of responsibility.
“So far, the resultant effect of this lack of clear-cut policy is the stagnation of the economy and laying-off of thousands of people from their jobs.
“Rather than the use of force as an option, which usually fails as a solution in this type of self-inflicted socio-political problem, President Buhari should as a matter of national interest and practical necessity, make haste to call representatives and leaders of the South East for discussions before the situation deteriorates,” the party said.
According to the party, cohesion, development, prosperity and unity should be paramount in government policy and warned that unless and until all sections of the country are accommodated, certain sections will experience civil tension and agitations as a means of expressing their discontent.
“Finally, as young people, who believe in the present and future stability of Nigeria; we urge President Buhari to see himself as the father of the nation and try to open his heart to all by carrying everybody along and through that, create enabling environment for peace, progress and development in the interest of all”, the statement said.