The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated president Mohammadu Buhari over his inaction on the spiraled wave of killings, banditry and kidnapping, particularly the Sunday carnage in Auno, Borno state, by Boko Haram insurgents.
In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the party described as alarming that all the Buhari Presidency can offer in the face of the killings of Nigerian citizens is condolence statements with no decisive and significant action to track down the perpetrators and end insurgency in the country.
The party noted that in normal climes, with the situation in Auno, where insurgents viciously massacred citizens, a concerned President would have immediately left everything, wherever he is, and return home in solidarity with his nation as well as the victims and lead from the front, in confronting the insurgents, in line with the demand of his office and the promise he made to Nigerians.
“But no! All the Buhari Presidency could do is to issue statements of condemnation, without a corresponding decisive action; thereby leaving the citizens at the mercy of insurgents, marauders and kidnappers.”
“Indeed, what Nigerians want from the Presidency is a significant action and not press releases full of empty claims and worthless assurances.”
The party lamented that despite the sustained killings, including the massacre of the last three weeks in Gamboru, Gwoza and Dikwa in Borno state, Tawari in Kogi state, Kulben in Plateau state, Gumni, in Zamfara as well as in Kaduna and Yobe states, the Buhari Presidency chose to continue to live in denial and self-praise, instead of taking any concrete action to end the carnage.
“It is shocking that in spite of the deteriorating situation, President Buhari has continued to shun demands by Nigerians including the National Assembly and other patriotic groups and individuals to rejig his security high command and inject new blood to effectively tackle the situation at hand,” the statement stated.
The Party however, commended the courage of the Military troops for their efforts in tackling the insurgents, urgeing Nigerians to keep hope alive and not despair in the face of the failures of the Buhari Presidency