The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of politicizing national security admist several security challenges in the country.
The CUPP said Buhari is only focused on re-election despite his “lacklustre performance” and remains ” unconcerned and insensitive to the plight of the people”
The 1st National Spokesperson of CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere said in a statement in Saturday.
Ugochinyere condemned also, the appointment of the appointment of the Minister of Interior, Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau as the Director of security of the APC Presidential Campaign, describing it as part of plot to rig the 2019 elections.
Part of the statement read, “The CUPP is worried that in the face of the several security challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari is expressing complete unconcern and looking bereft of ideas to tackle the situation, yet he is playing politics with National security and focusing only on reelection campaign after a lacklustre performance.
“Otherwise what else describes the appointment of the Minister of Interior, Gen Abdulrahman Danbazzau, to whom the Police and other paramilitary security agencies officially report to as the Director of security of the APC Presidential Campaign? How and where will Gen Danbazzau draw the line between national security and APC security? How can a government be so insensitive to the plight of its people.
“The appointment of General Danbazzau has finally exposed the fact that all the partisan actions of the Police Inspector General are on the express instructions of the President, no wonder he wants to extend the tenure of the Inspector General.
“It is now clear to all Nigerians that President Buhari is playing politics with national security.
“President Buhari has gone amok Politically.He is now in morbid fear of losing the election and his desperation has now gotten the better of him.
“The President and the APC are now acting without shame and are ready to undermine national security and let the country burn.
“The Opposition Coalition demand that General Danbazzau should immediately resign as Minister of Interior for the sake of the dear lives and property of innocent citizens who are dying in their hundreds daily across the nation while Buhari plays politics.
“It astonishes how as Minister of Interior, Danbazzau who as supervising Minister has failed to get the Police to maintain law and order and protect lives and property in Zamfara State is now worthy to emerge as Director of Security of a Presidential campaign if his duty will not be to use the instrument of the Police to rig the 2019 Presidential election in favour of President Buhari.
“Bandits have been killing innocent citizens in the villages in several Local Government Areas in Zamfara. Thousands have been made to flee and the Minister of Interior and the Inspector General of Police have been totally unconcerned.
“President Buhari has not visited Zamfara to condole with citizens, make on the spot assessments and take necessary steps to bring the unbridled shedding of blood under control.
“Finally, Nigerians must remember that President Muhammadu Buhari is in Uyo frolicking, when he has failed on all his promises to the Nigerian people in 2015 and particularly to the people of Zamfara which was a peaceful State before his emergence as President. “