The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted critictism of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the insurgence war.
It alleged the opposition was only out to spite the patriotic sacrifices of the military.
It insisted the Buhari-led administration has consistently demonstrated promptness in addressing and resolving every security challenge in the country.
Reacting to PDP statement to Saturday’s rescue of a kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria by US Special Force, the governing party said PDP lacked the moral to criticise the government, recalling that the negligence of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 under the watch of the PDP was still fresh in the minds of Nigerians.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena in a statement Sunday night in Abuja, said that the current administration never shies away from its constitutional responsible of protecting lives and property of the citizens.
According to the statement: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement on Saturday’s rescue of a kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria by U.S. special forces has decided to rubbish our security services constantly putting their lives on the line to ensure our safety and secure Nigeria’s territorial integrity.
“The PDP again chooses to play politics with our national security in its tired, baseless and dull attacks of the President Muhammadu Buhari government.”
The APC then challenged the opposition to explain to Nigerians how its handled the 2014 abduction of 276 Chibok schoolgirls.
“To refresh the PDP’s memory, former British Prime Minister, David Cameron in his book, For the Record, said the Goodluck Jonathan PDP government was “sleeping on the wheel” when the schoolgirls were abducted.
“It is on record that that PDP government did nothing for two weeks after the Chibok schoolgirls abductions dismissing it as a grand political conspiracy while the schoolgirls were continually held and their families suffered in anguish.
“While the PDP still refuses to take responsibility for the tragedy up till now, the same PDP government rejected the British offer to help in the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls.”
The governing party maintained combating terrorism and other emerging cross border crimes require international collaborations and assistance when necessary.
“As Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces, President Buhari swore a constitutional oath to protect lives and property of citizens. The president has consistently demonstrated that resolve throughout his administration. President Buhari’s reactions and actions after the similar and unfortunate Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapping is a pointer to how a responsive government should act,” Nabena concluded