The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Taraba, Benue, Borno, Adamawa, Sokoto, Yobe and other states suffering attacks from bandits, insurgents, kidnappers and marauders.
The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, reacting to President Buhari’s recent trip to Mali to help resolve the crisis ravaging the country, tackled the president for failing to find solution to the myriads of political, economic and security crisis ravaging Nigeria.
The PDP described the President’s prioritization of the situation in Mali over the worsening political and economic instability, festering corruption as well as escalated banditry, killings and bloodletting in various parts of our country as a misplacement of governance urgency as well as an inexcusable dereliction of statutory responsibilities vested on the person and office of the President and Commander in Chief of our nation.
The PDP laments that a President and Commander-in-Chief who cannot live up to his statutory governance responsibility at home but is always preoccupied with seeking photo opportunity abroad, leaves much to be desired.
“While the PDP has nothing against Nigeria’s participation in seeking peace in the troubled Mali, it is however depressing that, upon re-opening his doors, President Buhari had Mali as his priority destination and could not demonstrate the littlest solidarity with Nigerians, even if it is a whistle stop at any of our military posts in the fronts or any of the distressed states.