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Killings: Failure Of Buhari To Visit Benue Speaks Volumes and Alarming

By Amos Dunia, Persecond News

Abuja – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue State in spite of the massacre that took place in the area speaks volumes.

The opposition party also said that no government, in the history of Nigeria had formulated a divisive body language like the present APC-controlled Federal Government, stressing that the citizens are painfully bearing the brunt.

Accordingly, it called on President Buhari and the APC to consider the need to study and emulate the measures used by the PDP to unite the nation for 16 years.

The opposition party also called on Buhari to show empathy to the plight of Nigerians by paying a visit on the people of Benue State to condole with victims of the horrific killing of defenseless Nigerians by marauders.

The PDP also said that it painfully note the failure of the Buhari-led Government to provide adequate security in the endangered areas despite early warning signs.

It noted that such a disposition is believed to be emboldening the marauders to continue their killing spree, divide and further plunge the nation into turmoil like the attacks in Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and other states.

The position of the PDP were made known in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in which the party also noted with sadness that in its insensitivity, the Federal Government did not consider it important to send a delegation to the burial of those massacred in Benue.

Ologbondiyan further said; “Till date, there has been no Presidential visit of any sort to commiserate with the people of Benue and other states where Nigerians are being slaughtered by bandits under the APC regime.

“The PDP is worried that while innocent Nigerians were still being slaughtered and families crying out for help, the President was busy receiving APC governors on orchestrated self-serving visit to Aso Rock to endorse his personal ambition for a second tenure; a time when a soothing word and practical action from his Presidency would have helped ease the pains and reassure the people.

“We therefore urge the Presidency to be more responsive to issues that concern the unity of our dear nation and the security of our people.

“The PDP, as the only true democratic and people-oriented party, with the interest of the people at heart, will continue to stand with Nigerians at these trying times as we match to salvage our nation from the clutches of this anti-people, insensitive and inept APC Government.”



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