Friday, April 19, 2024

National Security: PDP shared insurgency funds: APC

The PDP had earlier said the development confirmed that the APC-led federal government could not secure the territorial integrity of the country.

• November 3, 2020
Yekini Nabena, the APC spokesman and Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP's spokesperson.
Yekini Nabena, the APC spokesman and Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s spokesperson.

The ruling APC says it was unbothered by the criticisms coming from opposition PDP in the wake of the rescues of an American citizen by U.S. Special Forces on Nigerian soil. 

Yekini Nabena, the APC spokesman said the PDP could not understand that combating terrorism and other emerging cross border crimes require international collaborations because it was busy frittering funds meant for counter insurgency operations during its time in power.

“We don’t expect the PDP to understand this international best practice going by its evil penchant of diverting and sharing counter insurgency funds to its political cronies,” Mr. Nabena said on Monday while reacting to the PDP allegation in Abuja.

The PDP, in an earlier statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesman said that the development confirmed that the APC-led federal government could not secure the territorial integrity of the country.

Mr. Ologbondiyan also said that the development further confirms that the Buhari-led administration could not arrest the wave of insecurity ravaging parts of the country.

The APC spokesman countered that unlike previous PDP governments, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was not “sleeping on the wheel” on serious national concerns. 

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Customs

States

Customs seized N126.2 million smuggled goods in Kebbi in two months: Official

“Our operations so far have yielded positive outcomes leading to several seizures of items within the period under review.”

Plateau State University

Education

Plateau varsity suspends exams after killing of 200-level student by gunmen

Mr Ayuba said that the university had also declared a two-day mourning in honour of the slain student.

Lagos

Lagos govt. nabs ten fake enforcement officials

“The arrest was made in response to complaints registered at the ministry by concerned citizens,” he said.

Agriculture

Netherlands, Nigeria collaborate to enhance food security

One of the key initiatives is the Netherlands-Nigeria Seed Partnership, aimed at improving access to quality seeds and enhancing crop productivity.

Governor Dapo Abiodun

Economy

Ogun government begins enrolment of 80,000 beneficiaries for FG’s cash transfer

She disclosed that over 80,000 households would benefit from the exercise in 192 wards and 2,681 communities across Ogun.

Kashim Shettima (Credit: Kashim Shettima)

Education

Shettima urges academics to chart course for secure, prosperous Nigeria

Mr Shettima lauded the contributions of academics to national unity, adding that through their work, a more secure and prosperous country was possible.