The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the extra-judicial execution of an innocent Nigerian by security operatives in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, April 2.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP national spokesman made this disclosure on Saturday.
In its statement, the PDP condemned the reported brutalisation of Nigerians in many parts of the country by security forces; under the guise of enforcing the lockdown order to check the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The PDP insisted that such acts of violence against the citizens cannot be condoned; or justified under any guise whatsoever.
Nigerians were also called to task by the opposition to hold the Buhari Presidency; and the All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for the Warri killing; as well as the reported brutalization of Nigerians.
Furthermore, the Federal Government was lampooned by the PDP for failing to make adequate provisions for the citizenry that will cushion the economic challenges of the lockdown.
“The APC government had failed to shelve its political interests; and heed good suggestions to implement calls to cut taxes; reduce fuel price and use the states and local governments to channel essential commodities to poor Nigerians; whose means of survival comes only from their daily struggle on the streets and markets.
“It also failed to constitute an Eminent Nigerian Group to administer the palliatives; and eliminate all political and bureaucratic bottlenecks that are now encumbering easy flow of social panaceas; leading to poor Nigerians coming out to seek for survival on the streets.”
The PDP further blamed the APC and its administration for emboldening acts of violence and extra-judicial killings by security operatives; following their failure to bring perpetrators of such acts to book.
“This is in addition to APC’s tacit endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s usual directive to security operatives to “deal ruthlessly with” sundry offenders. Such a statement is capable of being translated as a license for cruelty and abuse of human rights by over-zealous security operatives,” the party added.
It then called on Nigerians to continue to note how the APC has remained silent and failed to join in the call for the provision of adequate social palliatives to the citizens; as well as in demanding that killers be brought to book.