The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Prince Adewole Adebayo said the current state of insecurity in the country under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), shows that Nigeria is officially at war.
Adeboye who made this statement on Channels TV Politics Today programme on Wednesday night opined that the current measures adopted by the government are panic measures.
Speaking further, the lawyer and founder of KAFTAN TV said the National Assembly and members of the executive should admit that they’ve failed and they need to adopt new measures to tackle insecurity.
According to the SDP flag bearer, the National Assembly had not been doing anything until last week.
Recall that the Senate minority leader, Philips Tanimu Aduda with a member of the Peoples Democratic Party had staged a walkout from the plenary from the upper chamber canvassing for the impeachment of President Buhari.
Aduda and the opposition party had given the President 6 weeks to tackle the rising insecurity ravaging the country or be impeached.
However, an All Progressive Congress chieftain, representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, said the call for Buhari’s impeachment was not a minority as almost 100 per cent of the members of the red chamber voted for it.
The Senate and service chiefs in the country had a close-door meeting earlier today to devise new ways to end the rapidly growing insecurity in the country.
Reacting to the move of the National Assembly and the meeting by the upper chamber with the service chief, Prince Adeboye of the SDP said it was a right but late move.
He said, “Up until last week, they (the national assembly) were actually doing nothing, and when you’re dealing with security, that is the full plenary powers of government because that’s the only department of government function that cannot be duplicated by any other person.
“So, what they are doing now in from of the television is what they ought to be doing on a daily basis.
“When it comes to challenging the president, calling the president to question, interacting with the president especially when we are at war officially, and if you look at the terrorism act 2011, it was passed by the National Assembly and they have a duty to ensure that the terrorism act 2011 is being implemented because it was signed by the president.
“So, these are the duties that they need to do and I think they’ve been distracted from it and what they’re doing now is panic measure especially given the fact that there is being some report of security sketches around the nation’s capital.
“But as long as any territory portion of Nigeria’s territory is under instability, under threat of criminality or banditry, the national assembly and the executive under President Buhari ought to have the duty to admit that they have failed.”