The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Buhari Presidency to learn from President Deby and show commitment in the fight against terrorism beyond speeches and empty press statements from the comfort of the Aso Villa.
The PDP called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speak out on reports that Chadian President Idris Deby personally led his troops to route out insurgents and freed Nigerian territories and soldiers held captive by terrorists in northern part of Borno state.
The party said its call is predicated on the fact that this development is already triggering questions among Nigerians regarding the commitment and capacity of Mr. President, as Commander-in-Chief, to lead the fight against insurgency in the country.
The PDP, in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan stated that it is worried that the silence of President Buhari who, as Commander-in-Chief, had promised to lead from the front, is ominous and has opened the country’s security apparatchik to a plethora of innuendos, claims and counter-claims in the public space.
The party added that it is worried that President Buhari has chosen silence at a time, when again, he needs to stand up and take action to assure our citizen of their safety as well as efforts being made by his administration against the insurgent.
The party further stated that it commends and immensely values the sacrifices by the gallant troops who are risking their lives on harm’s way to safeguard Nigeria against the insurgents despite the daunting challenges they confront daily.
The PDP also called on all Nigerians to remain vigilant and continue to pray for the country at this trying time.