biafraPEOPLES Democratic Party,
PDP, yesterday called on
President Muhammadu Buhari
to engage the Biafra republic
agitators in dialogue instead of
using force to stop the restive
Reacting to the upsurge in the
demand of the pro-Biafra agitators
following the incarceration of the
Director of Radio Biafra, PDP said
it is deeply concerned about the
unfolding political events and
developments in the South East
and South South of Nigeria.
The party stated that it is not
comfortable with the methods
being applied by the President
Buhari-led Federal Government
in handling of restive youths in the
South South and South East geopolitical
zones, who are agitating
under the Biafra movement, and
urged the President to personally
intervene as the matter affects the
territorial integrity of Nigeria.
PDP said it is concerned
that the Federal Government
and its agencies have failed to
approach the situation with the
inclusiveness and seriousness it
deserves, but have instead been
resorting to the use of security
PDP National Youth Leader,
Hon Abdullahi MaiBasira said
in a statement on Saturday that
President Buhari and his party
should be held to account for the
escalation of the agitation, which
threatens the unity and national
security interests of Nigeria as an
indivisible entity.
The party also urged the ruling
party to ensure and guarantee
an inclusive administration that
will promote harmony among all
sections of the country.
PDP further notes the
seemingly lack of any clear-cut
policy direction that concerns
the development, mainstreaming
and inclusion of young people
in the country by the Federal
Government, a worrisome issue
that brings to question APC’s
campaign promise to generate
and give three million jobs
annually to Nigerian Youths.
“The fact that none of the
President’s ministerial appointees
confirmed by Senate is below 40
years also puts to question APC’s
belief for the next generation of
leaders, mentorship and transfer
of responsibility.
So far, the resultant effect of
this lack of clear-cut policy is the
stagnation of the economy and
laying-off of thousands of people
from their jobs.
“Rather than the use of force
as an option which usually fails
as a solution in this type of self
inflicted socio political problem,
President Buhari should as a
matter of national interest and
practical necessity, make haste to
call representatives and leaders
of the South East for discussions
before the situation deteriorates”,
the party said.
The PDP said President Buhari
and his party should know that
sidelining any section of the
country is bound to generate
unhealthy relations among all
integral parts of the Nigerian
The party said that cohesion,
development, prosperity and
unity should be paramount in
government policy and warned
that unless and until all sections
of the country are accommodated,
certain sections will experience
civil tension and agitations as
a means of expressing their
“Finally, as young people who
believe in the present and future
stability of Nigeria; we urge
President Buhari to see himself
as the father of the nation and
try to open his heart to all by
carrying everybody along and
through that, create enabling
environment for peace, progress
and development in the interest
of all”, the statement said.

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