The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the silence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday’s terrorist attack and killing of innocent worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State confirms the party’s complicity and support for terrorism.
Hon. Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary of the party in a statement also said they were “appalled by the lame and disconnected press statement by the Buhari-led administration which did not demonstrate any Presidential empathy, concern, assurances and commitment expected of a Commander in Chief, who should be a ‘Comforter in Chief’ in the face of such horrific terrorist attack on the country.”
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The PDP further said that the “feeble and insensitive statement by the Presidency is a confirmation of the tacit sympathy for terrorism by the APC administration.”
The party said in saner climes the President would personally address the nation on the gruesome murder of many citizens under his care.
He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal silence is deafening and points to allegations in the public space that terrorists are enjoying tacit accommodation from the highest level of the APC administration.
“It is indeed unpardonable that as terrorists were murdering our citizens in Owo, President Buhari was busy in the comfort, luxury and safety of the Presidential Villa, having dinner with APC leaders and conducting political meetings aimed at perpetuating APC’s fraudulent, insensitive, inhumane and vicious government on hapless Nigerians.
“Such actions by the APC and President Buhari, who has woefully failed in his promise to lead the fight against terrorism from the front, continue to embolden terrorists to carry out more terrible attacks on our citizens.”
They also said the inexcusable stance of the APC also lends credence to the fears already expressed by Nigerians that there are planned orchestration of crisis by the APC in various parts of the country so as to derail the scheduled 2023 general elections.
“Nigerians will recall that the APC has never forcefully condemned terrorism attacks in Nigeria since the revelation that the APC imported outlaws from neighboring countries to assist it to rig the 2019 general elections.
“The PDP however calls on Nigerians not to despair but remain united and at alert as our Party takes firm steps ahead of the 2023 general elections in the mission to Rescue and Rebuild our nation from the misrule of the APC,” the party said.