Senate Minority Leader and former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has warned that urgent steps must be taken by the federal government to address the worsening security situation in the country.
The Abia North Senator declared that the protection of the lives and property of citizens is a primary responsibility of the government and any government that fails in this aspect would have failed its citizens.
He added that Nigeria as a country would be in trouble if the government fails to respond to security challenges as it should.
Kalu however alleged that some people behind the insecurity in Nigeria are attempting to sabotage the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari.
Kalu, who was also ex-governor of Abia State, called on the Federal Government to collaborate more with governors in nipping in the bud the various security challenges in the country.
“Anywhere you have no police to police the society, it means the society is failed because the major job of a government is to protect lives and properties of the citizens. Once that kind of aspect fails, we are in trouble.”
“I believe there is sabotage to the Presidency of Muhammadu Buhari. A lot of sabotage, things are on duty to sabotage him, the society.
“The Federal Government should cooperate with the state governments. We have done well as a party in many areas but security is key and we need to address this issue, come together,” he said in an interview with Channels TV on Monday.
Giving a recommendation on how the present security challenges can be overcome, Kalu called on President Buhari to convey a security summit with the service chiefs, governors, selected ex-governors, and former military personnel.
Meanwhile, the crisis between Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his erstwhile deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi took a new turn on Tuesday as Akeredolu petitioned the police against Ajayi.
Akeredolu in his petition said Ajayi has refused to return government vehicles in his possession despite several entreaties for him to do so.
Akeredolu’s letter of petition, addressed to the state Police Command and signed on his behalf by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties & Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale wants the police to intervene and ensure the return of the vehicles.
The letter said Ajayi’s refusal to return the vehicles has deprived the new deputy governor, Lucky Ayedatiwa of access to official vehicles.