The All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to address the nation on the reported carnage in Baga town, which Amnesty International has described as the single most deadly attack since the unfortunate insurgency started in the country over six years ago.
A statement by the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC presidential campaign office, Malam Garba Shehu, on Saturday, said the ruling Peoples Democratic Party had dwelt so much on the issue of academic certificate of its candidate, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), while there were more pressing issues for the government controlled by the party to address.
“This government should not go on being insensitive. It has to be accountable to Nigerians. The issue of certificate of General Buhari is a non-issue as everyone knows that Buhari is a product of Daura Primary School, Katsina Provisional Secondary School (now Government College, Katsina) and the Nigerian Military Training College. This is in addition to several other courses he attended at home and abroad”.
The statement added that “while the PDP government has failed in its duty and responsibilities to the citizens and the nation, it has intensified effort to pull the wool over the eyes of Nigerians”.
It also recalled that a leading member of the PDP, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, a few days ago, informed Nigerians that politics was not for those with principles and high sense of morality because it is a game of lies.
The APC presidential campaign office called on Nigerians to take their cue from there.
“Unfortunately, PDP has become a political party that is so fixated with keeping an incompetent government in power and is lustfully engaged in pursuing a non-issue about an individual’s academic qualifications”, the statement added.