Monday, March 8, 2021

APC tackles Rep Chinda, says Buhari, NASS working to address insecurity


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a swipe on the House of Representatives member representing Obio/Akpor Constituency, Kingsley Chinda who claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari had failed in tackling security challenges in the country.

The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a statement on Monday, said the President was collaborating with the National Assembly and the Armed Forces to address the prevailing security challenges.

Mr Nabena said: “The leadership of the National Assembly, the President and Armed Forces which the president heads as Commander in Chief are on the same page in tackling emerging security situations in the country.

“The APC had no intention of joining issues with a crass statement credited to Kingsley Chinda, a purported factional leader of the PDP caucus in the House of Representatives,” he said.

According to him, Mr Chinda has resorted to denigrate the office and person of the President by name calling and insults.

He added that Mr Chinda’s intention was to play politics with the grief of citizens in the aftermath of the recent, gruesome and condemnable killings of some defenceless farmers in Zabarmari, Borno by Boko Haram terrorists.

“The APC would not join issues with Chinda and his PDP backers on this evil and ignoble road, ” Nabena said.

He further added that the APC had since learnt that Chinda does not even have the support of any of the PDP House factions he claimed to head, stressing that he was a lone and rejected voice.

“The House of Representatives has already dismissed Chinda’s rant as illogical, self serving and a ploy to derail the proposed visit of the President to the House,” Nabena said.

He maintained that the Buhari-led APC administration was poised to ensure the safety of all Nigerians across the country irrespective of the current challenges.

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