Govt, op­po­si­tion play­ing pol­i­tics with ter­ror­ism -Shehu Sani

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi & Dick­son S. Adama, Kaduna

Pres­i­dent of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria (CRC), Shehu Sani, said yes­ter­day that the govern­ment of Nigeria and the op­po­si­tion are play­ing pol­i­tics with ter­ror­ism.

Sani, who spoke with Daily Trust in Kaduna, noted that ev­ery in­ci­dent is fol­lowed by “idle con­dem­na­tion, pol­i­tics of blame game and noth­ing­ness”.

He lamented that af­ter ev­ery bomb blast, govern­ment finds ex­cuses while the op­po­si­tion finds a “cap­i­tal politi­ciz­ing re­sponse” to the in­sur­gency.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the un­ceas­ing vi­o­lence is the most chal­leng­ing threat to Nigeria’s free­dom, democ­racy and cor­po­rate ex­is­tence.

“Politi­cians are is in the soul­less game of splash­ing each other the spilled blood of the in­no­cent vic­tims of the rag­ing vi­o­lence. It is most un­for­tu­nate and re­gret­table that the federal govern­ment and the po­lit­i­cal elite have not found the wis­dom to stand up to this na­tional emer­gency, but rather choose to play pol­i­tics,” he said.

He added: “The al­le­ga­tions that the federal govern­ment or the rul­ing PDP is be­hind the in­sur­gents and in­sur­gency is a po­lit­i­cal of­fen­sive by the op­po­si­tion, but it’s out rightly false. The al­le­ga­tion that the op­po­si­tion lead­ers and the APC sup­port in­sur­gency is also a po­lit­i­cal of­fen­sive, but it is a ma­li­cious and un­true shift­ing of blame”.

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