The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill his electioneering campaign promise to lead troops fighting against insecurity in the country.
PDP, in a statement issued on Wednesday by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Buhari’s inactions fuels insecurity.
Ologbondiyan said, “On the issue of security, the expectation of Nigerian is that Mr. President should lead the battle against insecurity from the front like he promised during his electioneering campaign.
“But the inactions of Mr. President today are responsible for the deluge of insecurity that has affected our nation. The expectation of Nigerians furthermore, is that these challenges should not be limited to the issues of lip talk; rather, they should be confronted so that Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed.”
Ologbondiyan also urged Buhari to ensure that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) functions optimally ahead of the 2023 general elections by revisiting and assenting to the Electoral Act amendment.
The party also asked the president to encourage INEC to institutionalise the electronic transfer of results in order to forestall problems that arise in the processes of collation.
“On the 2023 elections, the least Nigerians expect from the President for @inecnigeria to function optimally, is for him to revisit the Electoral Act amendment which he refused to assent to,” the statement read.
“He should dust it up and return it to the National Assembly if there are further amendments they should be included. Let them work on it and return it to him to sign into law so that our elections will be better.
“Mr. President should also encourage INEC to institutionalise the electronic transfer of results in order to forestall problems that arise in the processes of collation. This is not too much to ask.
“As a political party interested in the corporate existence of this great country, we are prepared, like we have always done, to offer advice and assist in every legitimate way to help Nigeria overcome its challenges,” Ologbondiyan added.