President Muhammadu Buhari does not have the capacity to manage the crisis rocking the country, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kassim Afegbua says.
Afegbua disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television.
The PDP stalwart says the country has witnessed poor handling of security in the last four years of the Buhari’s administration.
Mr Afegbua, 49, said Buhari needs a reminder that the responsibility of every government is the protection of lives and property.
“The president has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua said.
“I think what we have witnessed in the last four years is a replay of crass incompetence in the way and manner that the security of this country is being handled.
“Don’t forget that the Constitution (1999 as amended) states clearly that the primary responsibility of any government, particularly a government that prides itself as an anti-corruption government is the protection of lives and properties.
“And as we speak today, without sounding immodest, you will agree with me that it will be a surprise if tomorrow’s headline says no killing because almost every day when you read the newspaper it is one killing, too many.”
On the channel was the President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina who disagreed with the PDP member.
Adesina in his defence said the problem of security is as old as the country.
He argued that President Buhari has been working of the challenge before he took a short trip to the United Kingdom and would continue to do so.
“The security challenge is almost as old as Nigeria. But we know that it spikes at some time and reduces at some time. We have challenges on our hands in different parts of the country,” he said.
“The president had been tackling that even before he travelled. It’s going to be a continuation of what he has been doing.”