PDP Urges Buhari To Visit Benue


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to pay a visit to Benue state after the killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen. The party, in a statement signed by Kola Ologbodiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, said the President's refusal to visit the state was a show of ''insensitivity''.

Ologbondiyan said PDP was worried that the President was busy receiving some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress when tens of people were being buried in Benue State. The meeting held a day after 73 victims of the massacre were buried.

“It is very sad to note that in its insensitivity, the Federal Government did not consider it important to send a delegation to the burial of those massacred in Benue and 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 pain and reassure the people.

“While we painfully note the failure of the Buhari-led Government to provide adequate security in the endangered areas despite early warning signs, his failure to visit Benue speaks volumes.

“Indeed, 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,” Ologbondiyan said.

He said no government had shown a lack of care for the welfare of its people like the APC.

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