The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has condemned the silence of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on the recent attack and killing of innocent worshippers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State.
The PDP has said that the silence of the APC on the horrific massacre confirms the party’s complicity and backing for terrorism.
Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the national spokesperson of the party via a statement 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.”
The opposition party 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 PDP said in saner climes, the leader of the country would be expected to personally address the nation on the deadly massacre of dozens of 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.”
“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.