- Senator Grace Bent says Nigerians have lost confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability to ensure the security of lives and property
- She expressed amazement that Buhari and his security chiefs could still be bragging that they have done well for the country
- Bent insisted that it was the PDP which accomplished the little achievements that Buhari and the APC were laying claim to
Senator Grace Bent, a former lawmaker, has stated that Nigerians no longer have any confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability to ensure the security of lives and property.
She made the comment on the sidelines of a mega rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamawa state chapter, on Saturday, July 21, to welcome former vice president Atiku Abubakar back into the party, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the ex lawmaker, who represented the Adamawa Southern senatorial district in the upper legislative chamber between 2007 and 2011, lamented that insecurity remained a major concern for Nigerians in general, despite claims of performance by the president and security chiefs.
She said: “The insecurity in the country is of major concern to Nigerians. We have reached a point where Nigerians have become helpless as far as insecurity is concerned, because they could not bank on the government to secure them.
“If you don’t hear of killings caused by farmers/herders conflict, you will hear of kidnappings and killings for ransoms and rituals and other unfathomable disasters from bandits that Nigerians have been made to live with over the last three years.
“I’m so amazed that the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari and his security chiefs could still be raising up their neck over their shoulders, bragging that they have done well for this country.
“A government that cannot guarantee the safety of lives and property of the people and live up to this creed does not have any bragging rights over taming insecurity.”
She insisted that it was the PDP which accomplished the little achievements that Buhari and the APC were laying claim to.
In her words: “Everything they are laying claim to as their accomplishment, whether it is in the agricultural sector or railways, these were foundations that were started by the PDP. The structures were put by the PDP. Tell me one major project that they have started and implemented from the foundation?”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously that President Muhammadu Buhari is facing growing pressure to sack his security chiefs over indiscriminate killings across the country.
Many groups and prominent individuals in the country say it is time to rejig Nigeria's security architecture as the killings continue in some parts of the nation.
Why President Buhari cannot control killings in Nigeria? - on NAIJ.com TV: