Senator Shehu Sani has criticized the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, He said yesterday that the APC has failed in the fight against insecurity despite spending N4.2 trillion on defense and security in seven years.
He said a two-day seminar/workshop on “Good Governance and Democratic Sustainability Vis-a-Vis Electoral Process,” where he was a guest speaker. The seminar was organized by the Asaba Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council.
Shehu Sani noted that insecurity has remained unabated under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We spent $1 billion to purchase Tucano jets and this has not stopped kidnapping, banditry, and terrorism in the country.
“The terrorists are only armed with motorcycles and AK-47 rifles, yet we keep pumping billions of dollars into security and defense without achieving results.
“Kidnappers call relatives for ransom with Nigerian registered numbers yet no trace of anyone arrested.”
Sani said the only legacy the government can leave for the people was to secure their lives, adding:
“The people are not even asking to be lifted out of poverty but to secure their lives while they manage their poverty.”
Declaring the ceremony open, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State called on Nigerians to participate actively in the political process to ensure good governance and democratic sustainability in the country.
Okowa, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, told Nigerians to get actively involved in politics to ensure that the nation’s democracy was sustained.