Rising Insecurity: Obi Challenges FG, Reminds VP Of Promise To Lead Troops Against Bandits

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, has challenged the federal government to urgently tackle the rising insecurity in the country, especially in the nation’s capital.

Obi particularly reminds Vice President Kashim Shettima of his vocal pledge in August 2022 at the NBA conference in Lagos for Presidential candidates when he represented his boss that if they were elected he would tackle security frontally and lead the troops to the bandits personally while the President tackles the Economy where he is a wizard.

The Labour Party leader wondered what happened that after seven months in the saddle, the security situation is worsening and the VP is not in sight.

Writing in his X handle platform, Obi said, “As terror attacks, banditry, kidnappings, and violence continue to rage through the country, it is more concerning now with the surge of violence spreading through the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

“The recent killings of two abducted young girls in Abuja makes it more depressing and urgent.

“It is now time for we the leaders, to take all forms of serious measures to tackle the situation. It is unfortunate that President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015, campaigned and won the elections on three items; Security, Economy, and Corruption (SEC). After his eight years in office, the situation has worsened in all three areas.

“The present administration, on assuming office, promised to deal decisively with the same situation – Security, Economy and Corruption.

“Today, however, the situation is getting even worse than ever.

“At the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association held in Lagos in August 2022, the then Vice Presidential Candidate, Sen Kashim Shettima categorically stated that if APC is elected, he as Vice President would be in charge, while the President as in expert in the economy would handle the economy.

“Nigerians therefore now implore them to fulfill campaign promises.

“Even if they do not achieve 100% results, we want to see 100% effort.

“It is now time to stop all forms of foreign trips from people in government, until we deal with the ugly situation facing us at home. No foreign investor or partner will invest in Nigeria, with the situation we now find ourselves in.

“We must make sincere efforts to end the spread of violence and insecurity in our nation, into any meaningful progress.”

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