Rescind ‘No Fly Zone’ Order, PDP To Buhari As It Rejects Move To Derail Democratic Order In Zamfara

.. Directs Matawalle to stop his intervention approach and charges Nigerians to hold Buhari directly responsible for any further assault or killing of innocent citizens in Zamfara State

By Chris Udochukwu

Abuja (Precise Post) – The main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party has called on -led federal government to rescind its “no fly zone” order which was given based on misinformation and as part of move to impose a and derail democratic order in Zamfara state by the .

This is also coming as the PDP has directed Governor Matawalle to stop his intervention approach and has charges Nigerians to hold President Buhari and his administration directly responsible for any further assault or killing of innocent citizens in Zamfara state.

The party made it’s position known in a statement released via series of tweets whole reacting to the “no fly zone order imposed in Zamfara State by the federal government.

The PDP further reminded Nigerian how APC has been quiet over disturbing videos, which had gone viral, showing self-confessed bandits admitting their fury of being abandoned by the APC after the party used them to muscle the 2015 and 2019 elections.

The statement which highlighted some of the numerous failures of APC reads:

 
The PDP alerts of a sinister plot by the APC and its Federal Government to forcefully take over the governance of Zamfara state through an imposition of an orchestrated in the state.

Our party rejects this attempt by power-mongers in the APC administration to undermine and subvert the democratic order in Zamfara state by creating the impression that the state government, under Governor Bello matawalle, is to blame for the failures of the APC-led federal government to contain in the state.

It is instructive to recall that the plot by the APC to derail the Bello matawalle administration and forcefully take over the control of the state started immediately after the handed him victory in the Zamfara state governorship election; a plot which heightened after Governor Bello Matawalle refused the pressure to decamp to the APC.

Nigerians can recall that our party had on December 19, 2020 issued a statement to alert of plots by the National Caretaker Committee of the APC, using an impostor, as spokesperson, to heighten in the Northwest part of our country.

The PDP had in that statement, further alerted of conspiracies by the APC to use the said impostor to destabilize Northwest states, particularly Zamfara, by creating the space for acts of and blame it on Governor Bello Matawalle.

Our party had also expressed concerns on series of devious statements against Governor Bello Matawalle by the APC, a party that has been exposed to be encouraging acts of terrorism, banditry and in our country.

We invite Nigerians to further note how the APC has been quiet over disturbing videos, which had gone viral, showing self-confessed bandits admitting their fury of being abandoned by the APC after the party use them to muscle the 2015 and 2019 elections.

Equally disturbing is the attempt by some APC leaders, who are masquerading under extraneous organizations, to seek political capital out of the situation in Zamfara state, which escalated due to the failures and compromises of the APC-led administration.

We demand that the APC should leave Governor Bello Matawalle alone and take up their responsibility of confronting bandits, , kidnappers and vandals, particularly those they brought from other countries.

Our party insists that the statutory onus, under our democracy, is on and the Federal Government to secure life and property in all parts of Nigeria, including Zamfara state.

It is further instructive to state that the Bello Matawalle administration adopted an intervention approach as a distressed measure following the manifest failures of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency to guarantee the security of lives and property in the state.

It is on record that Governor Bello Matawalle is not the first Governor, particularly in the North West, to adopt such approach in the face of the huge incapacity of the Buhari administration to save lives.

More so, there is escalated banditry, terrorism, and other forms of violent acts in APC controlled states of the North West, like Kaduna and Katsina; in the North East of Borno and Yobe as well as the North Central states of Niger, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kogi, yet no attempt has been made by the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency to intimidate the governors of the various states, seek to impose a or declare such states as “no fly zone”.

It is even more worrisome that the Buhari Presidency will gloss over  Kaduna, Niger and Mr. President’s home state of Katsina, where , and abduction have become a daily routine, only to be contemplating an emergency situation in Zamfara.

The PDP counsels that rather than this selective approach to fighting banditry, terrorism and kidnapping, the Buhari Presidency should go back to the drawing board and adopt a holistic approach to quell the prevailing in our nation.

Our party will therefore not allow the Buhari Presidency to tag and intimidate Governor Matawalle for seeking to find solutions to a very depressing situation.

Consequently, the PDP hereby directs Governor Matawalle to stop his intervention approach as our party charges Nigerians to hold President Buhari and his administration directly responsible for any further assault or killing of innocent citizens in Zamfara state.

In doing this, the PDP charges President Buhari to be mindful of the type of advice he receives from his officials in the security circle on this Zamfara security concerns, especially as there are allegations of hidden interest among his officials.

President Buhari may wish to recall the allegations in the public space of alleged complicity by his Adviser (NSA), Gen. Babagana Monguno, in the unfortunate situation in Zamfara state, upon which our party had called for investigation.

Already, Governor Bello Matawalle had declared that Mr. President was misinformed on the decision of imposing a “no fly zone’ on Zamfara, as recommended to him by Gen. Monguno.

The PDP therefore vehemently rejects any attempt to impose a state of emergency and derail democratic order in Zamfara state by the APC as a means to forcefully take over the state.

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