Insurgency: Go Beyond Sympathy Visit, PDP Charges Buhari
…Says President’s Booing In Borno Shows Nigerians’ Loss
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges President Muhammadu Buhari to
go beyond his sympathy visit to Borno state and take decisive steps to
end the killings in that state and other parts of the country.
The party said the booing of President Buhari in Borno state is a clear
message to him that Nigerians hold him responsible for the escalated
insecurity in the country.
It (booing) also shows a loss of confidence in the Buhari Presidency and
the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP demands that Mr. President should not limit his visit to Borno
state but also visit other parts of the country, including Kaduna, Kano,
Benue, Plateau, Yobe, Adamawa, Zamfara, Kogi, Niger, Taraba and other
states to face the feelings of Nigerians as well as view the national
devastation his poor handling of security and infrastructure has caused
The party hopes that the visit to Borno state, which came only after the
PDP and Nigerians criticized Mr. President for his aloofness,
particularly over the Auno killing on Sunday, is not part of the usual
presidential media stunts that will not be followed with a corresponding
action to track down killers and end terrorism.
The PDP further charges Mr. President to endeavour to go on subsequent
visits by road in order to see and feel the agony Nigerians are being
subjected to with the parlous state of our road infrastructure and
security network under the incompetent and unresponsive Buhari
Presidency and APC.
Our party holds that Nigerians do not deserve a distant President, who
sits in the comfort of the Presidential villa and luxury jets, remaining
indifferent to the pains, anguish and torments that compatriots suffer
on daily basis.
The PDP hereby calls on Mr. President to quickly embark on these visits
and monitor, on first hand basis, the damage which his administration
has caused and for which Nigerians are demanding that he resigns and
allow more competent hands to manage the affairs of our nation.
It is only after these visits that the Buhari Presidency will appreciate
that those calling on him to rejig the nation’s security architecture
mean well for our dear country.
National Publicity Secretary