By Chuks Okocha
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has urged religious and traditional rulers in the country to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to summon a national security conference to discuss security issues ravaging Nigeria.
The PDP national chairman also said that the party will give a preferential attention to youths of the party in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
He spoke at the PDP Youth zonal and states conference in Abuja.
According to Secondus, who also called for one-minute silence for youths killed during the #EndSARS protest last year, said that he is pained by the continued loss of lives in the country.
He called on traditional rulers and religious leaders in the country to appeal to Buhari to summon a national security conference in Nigeria before things get out of hands.
According to the PDP national chairman, “It seems that those in government have lost control of the level of insecurity in the country. Yesterday, it was an attempt on the life of the governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom. This type of insecurity has not happened before. The order day, it was an attempt on the life of Borno State governor; today, it is the Benue State governor. Who knows the next target?
“Nigeria is gradually sliding into a security-crisis nation. Let’s us not play politics with security. It is an evil wind that will blow Nigeria no good.
“My appeal is that religious leaders and traditional rulers should intervene and urge President Muhammadu Buhari to summon a security conference where this matter would be decided and decisions taken for the general good of Nigerians.
“This is not politics. The APC should not play politics with security matters. People are being killed on a daily basis and we should not take it as if things are going on well. The PDP believes in the right of life for every citizen and right to do his business everywhere,” Secondus stated.
Speaking on the PDP conference, the national chairman of the party said that there would be a preferential treatment for the youths in the 2023 general election.
According to Secondus, “PDP is a party that believes in youths and women and you know we have affirmative action for the women. By the grace of God, this conference will end with action Committee for the youths. The future leaders of this country need to take over.”