ABUJA/Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to look inward in resolving the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) crisis.
The party gave the advice in a statement by its National Caretaker Committee’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Dayo Adeye, on Tuesday in Abuja.
It said that it was again constrained to react to a statement credited to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, noting excuses and blame-game would not help in solving the problem.
The party said that the minister on Sunday tried to shift blames of the poor handling of the agitations of IPOB by the current administration to an opposition.
According to it, it is worrisome that government blamed opposition parties, which they have conveniently labelled looters, for the activities of IPOB.
It urged the APC to look inward in locating the looters using their ill-gotten wealth to sponsor separatist agitation against the government of the day.
It stated that no external enemy was working against the APC government and advised the party to do soul-searching and correct the anomaly.
“We wish to put on record that agitation for the actualisation of the State of Biafra was a total silent voice while the PDP was in power.
“That was because of the Government of inclusiveness we provided for Nigerians who were made to experience what a genuine national government meant.
“Finally, as a party, we had condemned and we are still condemning separatist movements tailored towards balkanising the nation.”