Hon. Samson Osagie, a former Minority whip of the House of Representatives, has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tackle the hedsmen attack across the country.
The Edo-born politician said ongoing killings may cause defeat of the party in 2019.
Osagie, currently the Executive Director, Marketing, and Business Development NigComSat, also reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement on President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Government must ensure that we reverse the kind of killings that Nigerians have witnessed. It is a possibility that if not well handled can cause electoral misfortune.
“And I think the handlers of this administration and of course the administrators of our party are quite conversant with this and I expect and hope that things are being done to correct those impressions. It is a very sad situation for our people”, he told Vanguard.
On Obsanjo, Osagie said: “One gratifying aspect of that letter is that it praised the current President in two major areas, security and fighting corruption. I believe that you cannot write off this administration totally as having failed, even though the challenges before this country are quite enormous.
“It is only natural for people to cry out when they have the kind of challenges that we are having. The decision to run or not to run is that of the President because it is also his fundamental right to ask for a second term.
“Ultimately the decision on who becomes the next President is left to the Nigerian people. I just believe that Obasanjo was exercising his right to advise the President on what he feels going forward for the country should be.
“I don’t think it is in bad faith; he just spoke his mind as a stakeholder and as someone with his wealth of experience in governance, I believe he was only trying to help the presidency.”