Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said President Goodluck Jonathan lacked the political will end terrorism in Nigeria.
“I must admit is appalling. I have never seen it this bad – not even during the civil war did we have this sense of insecurity all over the country,” Atiku told Voice of America (VOA).
The former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) noted that growing insecurity has undermined the country’s economy as well as impacted negatively on Nigeria’s reputation in the international community.
Atiku said Nigeria required a leadership that has the political will to resolve the security threats the country faces.
“What we need to have in place is a political leadership that has the will, the courage and the determination to restore law and order.
“Restoring law and order is a multifaceted approach; both social, economic as well as security. You must have a political leadership that has vision, the will and the courage to pursue those multifaceted approaches. It’s not supported by any empirical evidence.
“I think we should stop passing the buck at each other,” he said, adding “As long as this security situation is concerned, we should work as a team, the whole country. Whether opposition, whether ruling party, we should work as a team to make sure that we restore peace, unity and stability.”