This, the party blamed on the incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the handling of affairs of governance.
PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, at a press conference in Abuja noted that the level of bloodletting occasioned by the barrage of criminalities across the country could only be happening in a country where there is a government.
“The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have been raising serious concern on the issue of leadership, even questioning whether we really have a Commander-in-Chief in this country.
“While the presidency continues to argue that there exists government in our country today, what obtains, in reality, is different.
“There is no evidence of the presence of government in this country as crimes of all kinds are committed all over the country and Nigerians have never lived in such great fear and trembling for their lives,” Secondus stated.
According to him, even President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina has lost about eight local government areas to bandits.
He lamented last week’s killing of a Briton, Faye Mooney in Kajuru, Kaduna State, noting that the situation has deteriorated to the extent that Nigeria could no longer protect the lives of international aid workers.
Secondus further blamed the killing on “provocative leadership” existing in Kaduna State, which he said was indirectly encouraged by the Federal Government.
The PDP National Chairman called on Nigerian leaders to speak up on the situation in the country and not wait until the nation finally grounds to halt before they voice out.
He also advised members of the judiciary particularly those handling election matters that they have the opportunity to ensure that justice is done, notwithstanding the attack on judiciary by the APC led Federal Government.
“The judiciary should also know that the global community are watching to see the calibre of characters in the nation’s judiciary,” he added.