PDP Alarmed Over Killing of Gov. Ortom’s Security Adviser

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  • Tells APC To Stop Attacking Wike, As Ruling Party Compromised Security

Nigeria’s largest opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it’s alarmed by the gruesome murder of the Senior Special Adviser on Security to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd) by gunmen in Jos, Plateau State capital.

The PDP, in very strong terms, condemned the murder of AIG Dega (rtd), describing it as barbaric as well as ominous, given the recent attempts on the life of Governor Ortom by terrorists and bandits, marauding various parts of Benue state.

In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party described the slain Dega as a very patriotic Nigerian and dutiful aide, who gave his all in the service of our dear fatherland and his home state, Benue.

The PDP charged the police to immediately go into action and follow the leads to apprehend and bring the assailants and their backers to justice.

The party also calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to end his lethargic approach to security matters and take decisive steps to end the activities of terrorists, bandits, and vandals, who have been emboldened by his administration’s body language and overt failure.

The PDP commiserates with Governor Ortom, the Dega family as well as the government and people of Benue state and prayed God to give all the fortitude to bear this sad episode in our national life.

Meanwhile, the PDP has berated the APC for attacking Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, for exposing the failures of the APC and its administration, particularly their ignoble roles in the escalation of violence, killing, and other acts of terrorism across our nation.

The PDP asserted that Governor Wike, in stating that the future of our nation cannot be left in the hands of the APC, directly spoke the mind of the majority of Nigerians across the board. As such, any attack on Governor Wike, on this score, is a direct assault on the generality of Nigerians.

Nigerians are aware that the PDP administration of President Goodluck Jonathan handed over a united and stable country to the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari after pushing terrorists to the fringes and conducting elections in all parts of our country.

The APC has not denied the fact that it was on assumption of its office that terrorism resurged as APC leaders opened up our nation to terrorists, bandits, and vandals, including those they brought in from neighbouring countries, as political mercenaries to assist the APC to unleash violence on Nigerians during elections.

APC always attacks well-meaning Nigerians who seek to unveil their plots.


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