By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari for describing the gruesome killings, bloodletting, violence and widespread kidnapping in various parts of the country as “isolated” cases.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan the party described the comment as unfortunate, adding that it further exposes the incompetence of the Buhari Presidency as well as its insensitivity to the pain and anguish of victims of unabating violence under this administration.
“The PDP notes that such underplay of serious security situation, particularly at this time that many communities and families in Nigeria are hurting and looking up to leaders for comfort and assurances, is a direct spat on the graves of the victims and assault on the sensibility of compatriots.
“Does President Buhari and the leaders of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) know the excruciating pain of orphans and widows in various parts of our nation, who daily live in anguish over the death of their breadwinners in the hands of marauders, bandits and insurgents?
“Does the President and the APC know the torment of families whose loved ones are languishing in kidnappers’ dens; or the pain of parents whose promising sons and daughters never returned, but cut in their prime by killers?
“Does the President and APC leaders know the terror of travelling on our roads and the torture of falling into the hands of kidnappers and bandits?” PDP queried.
The party said that it is indeed sad that while the nation is mourning, leaders sit in their comfort and safety to make insensitive comments.
The PDP therefore charged President Buhari to immediately take decisive steps that will put an end to the killings and violence ravaging the nation under his watch.