ADP has condemned the early morning Sunday shooting in a Catholic church in Anambra state that left at least twelve persons dead and over eighteen others wounded when a gunman opened fire on the worshippers during Holy Mass. ADP which is one of the newly registered political parties in Nigeria attributed the heinous killing of worshippers in Anambra to what it termed “misrule and irresponsible government we have in the country which gives less priority to the security of lives and property of the people.”
A statement by the party’s National Chirman, Engr Y.Y Sanni, said that if the government were responsible, the youths wouldn’t have taken to drug peddling as to result in a drug war that has been brought home from abroad to claim the innocent lives of those living at home.
The crime was a direct recipe of the misrule and irresponsible government we have in the country, which gives less priority to the security of lives and property of the people,. “The information at our disposal has it that, it was a drug war between some indigenes of the community. Our belief is that, if we have a responsible government that works for the common good of all Nigerians, such deadly attack would not occur because nothing will ever push our young people into drug if government is alert to its responsibility
“We therefore sympathize with the families of the affected victims, Anambra State Government and the entire people of the state, we urge the state government to ensure that the perpetrators of the crime are made to pay for their crime and justice served accordingly.
“We urge the police and the entire security forces to bring the actors involved in the crime to book in record time because justice must prevail, as we would not want a justice that is delayed which may lead to a denied justice.
“We also urge them to double their efforts in the protection of lives and property in Anambra State and other States of Nigeria because lives of every citizen is so precious.
“Furthermore, we urge all Nigerians to be steadfast in demanding for good governance and eschew all form of divisive statement as our unity must be protected at all times.”