The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government of desperately dragging Nigeria into war for ulterior motives.
Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesman, said the projected war with Niger Republic was heightening the tension in Nigeria.
A statement by Ologunagba said the APC was trying to plunge Nigeria into a state of war by dragging “our military into a needless conflict with Niger Republic.”
According to him: “The PDP observes that the insistence by the APC administration to draft Nigerian soldiers into Niger Republic in defiance to the disapproval by the National Assembly and Nigerians across board, validates apprehensions in the public domain of ulterior motives by the Tinubu-led APC to import crisis and destabilize our nation for political reasons.
“While the PDP frowns at unconstitutional change of government in any part of the world, our Party holds that the situation in Niger Republic does not warrant any external peace-keeping effort and does not constitute any threats whatsoever to our national interest to justify committing our already overstretched military to harm’s way in a needless war.
“The insistence of the APC government to go to war in Niger Republic is already heightening tension in Nigeria.
“There are insinuations in the public that the APC is only desperate to deploy Nigerian military to Niger Republic so as to provoke possible external aggression from that country, thereby orchestrating a situation for the declaration of a State of Emergency in Nigeria with the tendency to cripple the judicial process on the 2023 Presidential election and divert attention from the hardship the APC has foisted on the nation in the last two months.”