By Dirisu Yakubu
The governor of the state of Taraba, the architect Darius Ishaku, called on Monday the creation of the state police to complement the efforts of the security agencies in the maintenance of law and order in the country.
Ishaku stated this at a global press conference led by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja.
The governor, who lamented the growing insecurity on the land, noted that at the state level, “people do not understand when we tell them that there is nothing we can do to face security challenges.”
He said: “At the state level, we find it difficult to explain to our people how dire the security situation is. People say they will abuse the state police, but let’s experiment with it. If it fails, we will reverse it. The federal government must train and equip our military, police and other security forces so that we can get out of this problem ”.
In response to a question about the ruling party’s claims that the PDP is offering superficial opposition, Senate Minority Leader Enyinnaya Abaribe said the party “is a responsible opposition. What people are trying to do is compare us to that contraption called the All Progressives Congress, APC, when they were in opposition. We have been in power before, but we are not going to speak irresponsibly like people on the street. “
He added that “those who want to break the country are those who are working to promote ethnic triumphalism.”
In what appeared to be an endorsement of Abaribe’s position, immediate former Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki said that the PPD will continue to pressure the ruling party and the federal government to do the right thing, emphasizing that “the pressure on the government will produce the necessary dividends. We will continue to press constitutionally and we are sure that we will get there, “he added.