The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said it inherited the insurgency confronting the country from a “clueless” Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.
The ruling party said this in reaction to comments credited to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who has repeatedly criticised the APC over the worsening security situation in the country.
Woke had during the inauguration of Woji and Obagi Roads at GRA Phase 2, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state, on Tuesday, said the All Progressive Congress (APC) must own up to its failure in governance.
The governor said nothing is working under the administration of the ruling party, adding that the APC should take responsibility for the insecurity challenges being faced in the country.
“I hear the Progressives Governors Forum saying that there is insecurity. Who is responsible? They should come out openly and say that the party in power has failed. Nigerians gave a mandate to APC at the Federal Government level and therefore, they must own up that they have failed Nigerians.
“Everything has collapsed in the country. Security has collapsed. The economy has collapsed. There is nothing working in the country. Today, all over Nigeria, there is insecurity everywhere,” Woke said.
But a statement on Wednesday by John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, said before Buhari assumed office, insurgents were attacking markets and places of worship across the country, stressing that a stop has been put to that.
“Nigerians can recall that the insurgents once attacked places of worship, markets and gathering of citizens in many states of the Federation before the APC administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari galvanised and equipped the armed forces to degrade their capacity to strike all over the country.
“It is ironic that the dictator at the Rivers State Government House has forgotten so soon that kidnapping for ransom, like the Boko Haram insurgency, did not start under this administration, but every effort is being made to stop it along with its twin evil of banditry.
“The APC administration has consistently worked for the best interest of Nigeria and will not be distracted by the antics of the PDP designed to mislead Nigerians into assuming that the PDP they rejected in free and fair elections in 2015 and 2019 is worthy of their trust.
“A leopard cannot change its spots. The PDP is clearly in disarray. It was a failure in governance and a shocking failure as an opposition party.
“Nigerians cannot risk the country’s future in the hands of the same political party that brought the rot the APC administration is clearing,” the statement said.