By Yemi Adebowale
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pledged its support to President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against insurgency in the country.
Uche Secondus, PDP acting national chairman, also condemned the resurgence of bomb attacks, particularly Thursday’s killing of 145 Nigerians in Borno state on Thursday.
In a statement by Olisa Metuh, its spokesman, on Friday, PDP expressed “extreme grief” with the killings, saying they could not be justified under any guise. It also called on Nigerians to present a common front against insurgency. “Indeed, the time has come for all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliations to be in one accord in the fight against terrorism in our dear country,” the party said. “In this challenge, the PDP stands with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation on any measure adopted by the federal government aimed at ending this in this ugly experience. We may not be on the same page on some policy issues but not when it comes to matters that directly affect the security of our citizens and our stability as a nation.”
While calling on those behind the insurgency to embrace peace and end the senseless bloodshed, the party commiserated with the government of Borno state and families of the victims, and prayed for fortitude to bear the loss. It also called on all citizens to continue to support and pray for the security forces as they risk their lives in defending the nation.