Insecurity: Shutting down schools not right strategy – SDP presidential candidate
Social Democratic Party’s (SDP)
presidential candidate Prince Adewale Adebayo has faulted the shut down of Government Schools in FCT, saying it was not a proper strategy to curb the menace of terrorism.
Adebayo who made this call when he led members of his party and some men of God on a courtesy visit to the Christian Association of Nigeria, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency resign his appointment over insecurity.
He also said Buhari should replace the Service Chiefs for failing to deal with bandits who has been terrorising the country.
He stated: “the shutting down of the Government Schools in FCT was not the appropriate strategy to curbing the menace of terrorism.
“The shut down of Government Schools in the FCT according to the government is to prevent kidnapping and other things attached. But before our schools were shut down, the first thing that was shut down was the presidency. The presidency has been shut down for the past seven years, the government has shut itself down.
“So, if we are not careful, the government will be the bandits and the bandits will be arresting the government.
“We need to be serious, we need to work. We need the President to protect us. We share so many things with the government but we can’t share law enforcement with the government. There can only be one Commander in Chief in the country.
“So the Commander in Chief must wake up and his Service Chiefs must wake up. And he must be capable of replacing them. The bandits are people the government can deal with decisively.
“If they want to attack hospitals now will you close too? If they want to attack banks will you close banks too? So, what’s going to be left? If they attack airports will you close airports too? Why don’t you just do the job or resign so that those who can do the job will do the job? You can be shutting down.
“We shouldn’t vote for people according to their religion and ethnicity. As leaders when we are in authority we should know that authority comes from God. And we should be like shepherds who are raising sheep who take the sheep to where there is pasture and water”, he stressed.
Responding, the CAN President, Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle said that the country needed people who have ample opportunities to save the nation in its trying times.
“Myself and Christian leaders from the States have prayed for him and wished him well. We need as many people that God has touched to contest for the presidency so that people will have ample opportunities to choose the array of presidential candidates the best that will do our nation good. This is our prayer,” he added.