Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have raised concerns over the growing level of insecurity in the country and the closure of Federal Government schools in Abuja.
Coming as fears heightened at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), leading to the immediate closure of all unity schools in Abuja while three soldiers sustained injuries in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Bwari Area Council of the FCT.
The flagbearer of SDP, Adewole Adebayo, insisted that the growing level of insecurity remained an indication that there’s no functioning government in the country.
“Before the schools were shut down, the first thing that was shut down was the presidency. The presidency has been shut down for the past seven years. The government has shut itself down,” Adebayo said.
“If we are not careful, the government will be the bandits and the bandits will be arresting the government. We need to be serious and the do the work. We need our people in insecurity to pay attention, we need the president to protect us and be the Commander in Chief.”
Adebayo said there was nothing mystical about Nigeria and her leadership except that Nigerian leadership has not allowed the fear of God to dwell in it.
Speaking during a visit to the president of the Christain Association of Nigeria, Reverend Samson Ayokunle over insecurity in the land, among other national issues Adebayo said the continuous spate of insecurity in the country showed the insensitive nature of the country’s leadership.
According to him, until there is honest and purposeful leadership, the country might just still continue grappling with almost the challenges it is presently facing, adding that only the person with the capacity and capability can bring the country out of the woods.
Ayokunle said there is the need to elect the right leader who would make Nigeria work better.
“There is need to elect the right person who will make Nigeria work better and transform its fortunes for the benefit of all. We need as many people as God has touched to contest for the presidency so that people have ample opportunities to chose from,” he said.