The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the reported invasion of invasion of Aso Rock Presidential Villa by bandits and armed robbers has questioned the capacity of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide security for the rest of the country.
The PDP in a statement made available to GreenWhiteGreen GWG observed that the incursion could only happen under the watch of an absentee president. The PDP added that it also reflected the exchange of gunfire within the Presidential Villa last year between security men attached to some members of the president’s family.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported Nigerians raising issues over the reported burglary in the residence of the president’s chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Reacting in the statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, NPS, Mr. Kola Ologbondinyan, the PDP said:
“All over the world, the Presidential Villa, as the seat of power and national sovereignty, is the fortress of the nation that ought to have impregnable security.
“As such, any breach of security, particularly by outlaws and in sequence, sends a clear danger signal to the overall security of the nation.
“It is imperative to state that such security infraction, that gave way for outlaws to invade the Presidential villa in sequence, inspite of its perceptibly secured ambience, can only happen under an absentee President, who has not demonstrated the required capacity expected of his office.
“The PDP also recalls the security breaches in June last year, involving shooting, violent combats, raids and free use of firearms within the precinct of the Presidential Villa, arising from a bitter squabble between members of President Buhari’s family and some security aides.
“Our party is worried that if President Buhari cannot guarantee the security of the Presidential villa, then his capacity to secure the entire country is no longer assured.
“The PDP therefore urges President Buhari to wake up from slumber, review his security architecture and take decisive steps, beyond his lethargic body language, to secure our nation.”