A group, Nigerian Youth Impact Movement (NYIM) has disagreed with the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal over blames on the recent killings in the country.
The group disagreed with Tambuwal over the claim that the failure of the All Progressives Congress, APC leadership to arrest the issue may have rather motivated the perpetrators to continue causing further mayhem on innocent Nigerians.
Tambuwal, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, had reportedly stated that the killings across the nation boil down to the failure of leadership, stressing that the “growing spate of mindless shedding of innocent blood” has brought a new dimension to the reprehensible state of insecurity in the country.
“That is not what Nigerians voted for in 2015,″ Tambuwal had said.
However, reacting to the statement, the Executive Director of the group, Odoh Chima, in a statement, said the governor has no moral standing to make such statement because Tambuwal failed to contribute to the quelling of the current problem bedeviling the country when he was Speaker.
According to Chima, Nigeria relapsed into a recession shortly after the take-off of the present administration because the 7th National Assembly didn’t do their job in checking what was happening in the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA and Petroleum Ministry.
He said, “Tambuwal, as a matter of fact, has undermined the war on corruption by terminating all corruption cases against members of his cabinet accused of stealing N1.5 billion public funds.
“While billions of public funds are being squandered in the name of the electorate without the commensurate social infrastructure in Sokoto state despite receiving successive funding as bailouts, Paris club refunds in addition to the regular monthly subvention from the federal government.
“He, therefore, has no moral justification to attack the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on any grounds.
“Talking about overhauling the Nigerian security architecture, our question is, what did he do when Nigerians were killed like animals during the last administration while he was the speaker of the house?
“We view this call as unfortunate and Ill conceived.
“While we are not against his hobnobbing with the opposition which he now clearly belongs, we are warning him to stop playing politics with the lives of Nigerians.
“The Nigerian security architecture as presently constituted has performed remarkably well, no wonder they have decapitated the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists, quelled all insurrections around the country and currently working to end the persistent farmers-herders crisis.
The group said “no amount of blackmail to score cheap political goals can deter Mr President from delivering on his promises which he has continued to do.
“Comments like these are capable of inflaming the already tensed situation around the country.
“Stereotyping a particular ethnic group who have lived peacefully with their host communities for hundreds of years because of one man has put the innocent Fulani man at harm’s way,” the statement read.