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Benue Killings: PDP Blasts APC Govs, Ministers Over Silence



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised governors of All Progressives Congress (APC) and some serving federal ministers over their silence on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue State following the killings of scores of citizens in the state by bandits.

The party said it is a tragic failure of character and an act of hypocrisy that the same APC governors who, in 2013, unleashed insults on the PDP and its federal government for allegedly delaying in visiting the fronts of Borno at the heat of insurgency attacks, have lost their voices now that President Buhari has refused to visit Benue, Taraba or Kaduna to condole the people.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, invited Nigerians to note that neither the APC governors nor any federal delegation had visited Benue, Taraba or Kaduna since the unabating killings and the traumatizing mass burial of victims.

The party said, “It is unfortunate that the same APC leaders, who heavily criticised the PDP and wrongly accused it of staying away from troubled parts of the country, have become dumb under President Buhari in spite of his daily failures in governance and heartrending indifference to the plight of Nigerians.

“Today, Nigerians are heartbroken to realise that those they thought were patriots and messiahs never had any iota of goodwill towards them.

“The questions are, why have the APC governors and ministers suddenly lost their voices now that President Buhari has refused to visit Benue or show any form of empathy to the plight of Nigerians? Have Benue and Taraba now become ‘no go areas’ for President Buhari? Indeed, this indifference calls for deeper reflection by Nigerians.





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