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We won’t play politics with security, wellbeing of Nigerians, says APC

The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that it will not play politics with “matters of life” and the wellbeing of the country in general.

This was contained in a statement released on Monday by the national secretary of APC National caretaker committe, John Akpanudoedehe.

According to the party, the federal government is focused on identifying and bringing to book the perpetrators and sponsors of crime in the country.

Akpanudoedehe said Nigerians must unite against criminality and insecurity.

“The issue of insecurity in the country has found expression in terrorist and criminal activities of Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, rustlers and recently, the highly condemnable attacks on security formations in some states,” he said.

“These are current realities and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not play politics with matters of life and our collective wellbeing as a nation.

“Only in safety can we enjoy the current agriculture revolution which has seen Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice and other staple food items.

“Only in safety can we enjoy the current infrastructure revolution that has witnessed the rehabilitation, construction and reconstruction of over 13,000 kilometers of critical federal roads, construction of thousands of affordable and acceptable housing and, of course, the ongoing national railway projects gainfully connecting cities and towns across the country.”

The national secretary said Nigerians must not fall victim to “sectarian opportunists” who want to exploit the country’s security situation for gains.

“The President Muhammadu Buhari administration is criminalising crime, not ethnicity,” he said.

“The President Buhari government will continue and strategically deploy all state resources in achieving public safety.

“We must shun the antics and activities of unpatriotic and sectarian opportunists fanning divisive embers, promote peaceful coexistence, eschew bitterness and unite against insecurity and crime, for the development of the country. We have a collective stake in our country’s security and ensuring that Nigeria works for all.”

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