The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of lying to Nigerians.
The party made the allegation on Friday in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan.
The statement was in reaction to the controversy surrounding the kidnap of an unconfirmed number of students at the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State.
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Some members of the Boko Haram terrorist group had stormed the school on Monday, carting away with some girls while others were said to have fled into the bush.
However, conflicting figures of the abducted girls emerged while President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a delegation to the school to ascertain the situation there and report back to him.
In their reaction, the PDP claimed: “While President Buhari has not uttered any word of assurance, government’s visiting team headed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, only had a whistle stop at the Dapchi school and made no effort to interface or even commiserate with community leaders and parents of the abducted girls, while completely shutting out the media. This only further confirms APC’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians.”
They also alleged that the Presidency has put Nigerians at risk by “deceiving the people and issuing false performance indices,” suggesting that insurgents have been completely routed out, a situation they claimed made the citizens “trust a lie and dropped their guards.”
“Without a doubt, if the incompetent All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government had not dished out lies to the people in a bid to score cheap political points for its ill-lucked 2019 re-election bid, more precautionary measures would have been adopted by the affected communities to ensure adequate protection,” the opposition party added.
They further accused the government of suppressing information on the girls’ abduction, saying such action resulted in conflicting reports and frustrating rescue mission.
The PDP condoled with the parents of the abducted girls and urged the security agencies to take “very decisive professional steps” to rescue the girls.
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