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Politics of Thursday, 6 January 2022


Buhari's posture on state policing is worrying - PDP

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has said President Buhari is comfortable with the current security challenges affecting the country after he dismissed state policing as an option to tackling the menace.

Dr. Ayu also criticized the President for pushing the blame for the incessant killing of farmers by terrorists on locals along grazing routes.

A statement from Dr. Ayu’s Media Office quoted the PDP National Chairman as declaring that “it appears the continued killings in some localities of Nigeria, particularly in the North, and more specifically in President Buhari’s home state of Katsina, may not matter to him” with his statement that state police is not an option”.

The PDP chairman, who described Buhari’s interview on Channels Television as a waste of time, said it would be futile for anyone to expect anything new from the President.

He added, “As has been said by many before now, to expect anything new from our President would be a misplaced and unfortunate expectation.

“From the economy, to insecurity, killing of innocent farmers by terrorists (which some erroneously term farmer/herder clashes) and other sundry issues, President Buhari honoured his calling as a President who has nothing new to offer.”