A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Peter Akpatason (Edo-APC), has urged the Executive to address insecurity and hate speeches threatening the nation’s unity.
Akpatason told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that there was urgent need for the Federal Government to tackle the issues in the interest of peace.
According to him, in the first place, I want to say that the presidency appears not serious with the security situation in this country.
“All that we have been talking about, none of them is happening for the first time.
“They are not new; they have been happening over the years, particularly the past two years.
“We have had situation in this country where the government paid deaf ears to serious security threat.
“People are being slaughtered in some parts of the country by some elements called herdsmen and they don’t see anything wrong. Today, the government is reading the Riot Act,’’ he said.
The lawmaker added that if disobedience to the Constitution began from a section of the country and nothing was done about it, it would motivate other parts of the country with similar circumstance.
“That is what is happening, and I am not surprised that all these are happening.
“This government has to be serious about security situation in this country as well as the manipulation of the country by the elite,’’ he said.
Akpatason condemned the quit notice by Arewa Youths to the Igbos residing in the northern part of the country.
“As far as I am concerned, the ultimatum given by the youths is a properly packaged agenda by not just the youths, but by a group of people benefiting from the crisis,’’ he said.