From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Former Governor of Benue State Gabriel Suswam has taken a swipe on the All Progressives Congress, APC, government for its failure to protect the lives of Nigerians.
Suswam made the condemnation against the backdrop of abduction of over 110 Dapchi girls by Boko Haram terrorist group.
He averred that the primary responsibility of any government is security of lives of it citizenry, adding too, improvement in the economy.
According to him, the present administration has failed in these two (2) vital areas.
According to him: “Failure of Government are in two (2) areas, security and economy. The two(2) are linked together. Once a country has economic issue such as we are experiencing, I hear they say we are out of recession but that has not reflected on per capita income. Economic failure leads to insecurity.
“So, when there was security issues under the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP administration then, the APC criticized us as been incapable of handling them. This is the basis the party was voted for as they boasted of having the capability to handle the security issues confronting the nation.
But, Nigerians can now judge if they have been able to solve the security problems of the country. My personal view is that, security of the nation has worsened than it was under Jonathan’s government.
Suswam described as ‘unthinkable and’ unbelievable’ how over 110 school girls of Dapchi could be kidnapped and the government is playing politics and propaganda with such serious issue.
“APC emerged on grounds of propaganda and they are still doing that. They told us that Boko Haram has been decimated but up till now, they are still operating to the extent of abducting 110 Dapchi school girls. Sadly, the government does not have a clue about where to girls have been taken to”, Suswam frowned.
He boasted that PDP remains the only platform that can guarantee security of Nigerians and urged them to use their voters card wisely in 2019.