A former lawmaker, Grace Bent, who represented the Adamawa Southern Senatorial District in the Senate between 2007 and 2011, says Nigerians have lost confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the security of lives and property.
Despite claims of performance by Buhari and his security chiefs, Bent lamented that insecurity remained a major concern for Nigerians in general.
The former lawmaker spoke on Saturday on the sidelines of a mega rally organised by the Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party to welcome ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar back into the party.
Bent said, “The insecurity in the country is of major concern to Nigerians. We have reached a point where Nigerians have become helpless as far as insecurity is concerned because they could not bank on the government to secure them.
“If you don’t hear of killings caused by farmers/herders conflict, you will hear of kidnappings and killings for ransoms and rituals and other unfathomable disasters from bandits that Nigerians have been made to live with over the last three years.
“I’m so amazed that the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari and his security chiefs could still be raising up their neck over their shoulders, bragging that they have done well for this country. A government that cannot guarantee the safety of lives and property of the people and live up to this creed does not have any bragging rights over taming insecurity.”
Bent contended that the little achievements that Buhari and the APC were laying claim to were accomplished by the former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Everything they are laying claim to as their accomplishment, whether it is in the agricultural sector or railways, these were foundations that were started by the PDP. The structures were put by the PDP. Tell me one major project that they have started and implemented from the foundation,” Bent said.