The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says with President Muhammadu Buhari at the helm of affairs, there is no sign of government in the country.
Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the opposition party made the claim on Friday in Abuja while addressing newsmen. Mr Secondus wondered if truly the spike in criminal activities and killings across the country could happen where a government exist.
Zamfara and Kaduna States are top places where crimes of various kinds have risen in recent times.
“The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious concern on the issue of leadership, even questioning whether we really have a Commander-in-Chief in this country,” Secondus said.
“While the Presidency continues to argue that there exists government in our country today, what obtains in reality is different.
“The level of bloodletting occasioned by the barrage of criminalities across the country can only be happening in a country without government. Things got even worse as the remaining goodwill of the people on this government vanished after it arm-twisted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), into tampering with the will of the people in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“There is no evidence of the presence of government in this country as crimes of all kinds are committed all over the country and Nigerians have never lived in such great fear and trembling for their lives.
“From Kaduna to Zamfara, Benue to Taraba, Plateau, Lagos to Enugu etc., bloodletting is continuing unabated, even the President’s home state of Katsina has lost about eight local government areas to bandits, not to talk of the North East,” he said.
The opposition also alleged that the All Progressive Congress-led administration was out to undermine the Judicial arm of government. It also advised judicial officers not to succumb to the intimidations of the executive arm.
“After its several attempts to hijack the legislature failed, it turned to the Judiciary ridiculing the revered third arm of the government to the point of removing their confidence.
“The executive backed humiliation of the head of the Judiciary, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen is a well-designed strategy by the APC administration to intimidate and coerce judicial officers particularly the Judges and Justices to fall in line and endorse all their undemocratic behaviours that is bound to come to the judiciary for adjudication,” the party said.
Mr Onnoghen, although recently resigned, was suspended few weeks to the 2019 general election over allegations of non-declaration of assets traced to him.
Critics of the government said it was another plot by Buhari to subdue the will of the people through the third arm of government.