Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) criticizes President Muhammadu Buhari
for describing the gruesome killings, bloodletting, violence and
widespread kidnapping in various parts of our country as “isolated”
cases.

The party describes this 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.

Do 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?

Do 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?

Do 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?

It is indeed sad that while our nation is mourning, leaders sit in their
comfort and safety to make insensitive comments.

The PDP therefore charges President Buhari to immediately take decisive
steps that will put an end to the killings and violence ravaging our
nation under his watch.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary