Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised the alarm over the reported shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential Villa and demanded an immediate inquest into the alleged security breaches.
The shooting, according to the Peoples Democratic Party, followed a reported degenerated squabble among family members and officials of the Presidency.
Peoples Democratic Party, according to a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was “deeply worried that the protracted spat between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and aides of President Muhammadu Buhari has now degenerated into violent combats, raids and free use of firearms within the Presidential Villa.”
The Peoples Democratic Party described as distressing, the report that members of Mr. President’s family were at the scene of the assault against one of Buhari’s aides, during which the First Lady’s security details allegedly resorted to the use of firearms.
“Our party is disturbed by such ugly situation in the Buhari Presidency, which has already heightened apprehensions in the public space over the apparent failure of security architecture and central command system in the presidency, leading to such reckless and irresponsible breaches.
“The chaotic situation in the Presidential Villa only points to the failure by President Buhari to provide leadership that can guarantee orderliness in governance and effectively ensure the security of our nation,” the Peoples Democratic Party said.
The PDP noted that such leadership failure at the highest level had further exposed why the nation had been bedeviled by myriads of security and economic problems under Buhari’s watch in the last five years.
“More worrisome is that the Buhari Presidency had failed to speak out on the frightening situation so as to reassure Nigerians and douse the tension in the polity, especially at this critical time when our nation is facing serious security challenges,” it said.
The Peoples Democratic Party called on Buhari to take immediate steps to restore order in his Presidency and shield the security system from the division and power tussle among persons close to him.
“Our party also demands an immediate inquest into the security breaches as well as the alleged violation of COVID-19 ban on inter-state travels by officials and relations of Mr. President, which was reported to be part of the immediate causes of the latest disturbances in the Presidential Villa,” the party said.
The Peoples Democratic Party urged the National Assembly to save the nation by wading into the persistent infighting in the Buhari Presidency, especially as those in charge of the Presidential Villa had not demonstrated the required capacity to engender the needed orderliness for productive governance.