Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesman People’s Democratic Party PDP
Kola Ologbondiyan, Spokesman People’s Democratic Party PDP

The People’s Democratic Party PDP has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show humility and accept the bitter truth that poverty, internal conflicts, bloodletting, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, abuse of human rights and general national insecurity have escalated under his administration.

The PDP called on the President to seek help, instead of embarking on ego trip and picking a fight with the United Nations UN Rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, for highlighting the grave security issues in Nigeria.

Describing the administration as “divisive, vindictive and repressive”, the PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said if anything, the UN Rapporteur’s report only reinforced the positions of other credible international bodies.

According to the main opposition party, the United States Department of State, Amnesty International and Transparency International had also reported cases of arbitrary and extra-judicial killings, illegal arrests, arbitrary detention, torture, festering violence, reported disappearances and abuse of human rights under the Buhari administration.