The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the statements made by the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on insecurity in the country.
Addressing a press conference on the ‘State of the Nation’, Secondus condemned the killing of a Nigerian and a British national by gunmen in Kaduna State.
The PDP national chairman had also decried the rate of insecurity in the land, saying Nigerians had never lived in such great fear and trembling for their lives.
Reacting, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, described the remarks by Secondus as an attempt by the main opposition party to seek relevance following its loss at the poll.
“It is just an attempt by the PDP to find a way back to the front page of newspapers and to be relevant in the news,” he said on Friday during his appearance on Channels TV.
The APC spokesman added, “It would have been unnecessary for any response at all to come from us as the ruling party but I suspect that the national chairman of the PDP may have stumbled on one of the statements they wrote pre-election.
“Because it sounded more like some of those campaign materials that were not used or that have been used repeatedly; for which the voters passed a verdict in the last election.”
Issa-Onilu insisted that the ruling party would not join issues with the opposition, noting that there was nothing relevant to argue about.
According to him, Nigerians are aware of who caused the problems and who is trying to find a solution to them.
The APC spokesman added that rather than engaging in such an argument, the ruling party was busy with how to ensure that the safety of lives and properties of the people was guaranteed.