THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of trying to make #political gains from the war against Boko Haram by stating that he will end Boko Haram insurgency in a few months if elected.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in Abuja on Wednesday, the PDP regretted Buhari's insinuation that the federal government has failed in its attempt to tackle the problem and it will only end when Buhari is elected.
It said: "It is unfortunate that General Buhari, being a former head of state, has continued to play politics with a very serious security challenge which has claimed the lives of many Nigerians by always trying to use the pains of the people to score cheap political points at a time all patriotic Nigerians are joining hands with government to look for solution.
"Rather than show patriotism by collaborating with the Federal Government, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant prefers that the nation has no solution until the time he is able to step in as president with his 'magic wand' to end the insurgency.
"This not only exposes a height of insensitivity but also a clear absence of genuine love and concern for the people. Assuming, without conceding that he has the solution to the problem, should Buhari as a prominent citizen not have put the country first before any selfish political agenda and personal aggrandizement?"
The PDP noted that whereas, the Federal Government has shown incontrovertible commitment to ending the insurgency by deploying troops and equipping the military, "opposition leaders including General Buhari have continued in their desperate attempt to sabotage the efforts by making statements that encourage insurgency and which are capable of demoralizing and dividing our security agencies."
The statement added: "Nigerians appreciate the fact that the Federal Government has been able to sustain the battle to repel the insurgents through the gallant efforts of our armed forces, who have continued to put their lives on the line in defence of our nation and her people."