Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as “insensitive” for organising a political rally in Umuahia, Abia State on Tuesday while Nigerians in Benue state get slaughtered by killer herdsmen.
The PDP said it viewed the action of the APC as “the height of disdain, insensitivity and insult of the ruling party to the plight and predicaments of Nigerians under their misrule.”
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said, “if anything, the ruling party was in Umuahia just to spit on the faces of suffering Nigerians as well as the graves of those who have died due to the hardship occasioned by the misgovernment of the APC in their nearly three years in office”
He stated that Nigerians were sad that the ruling party could find time for rendezvous while blood of innocent persons were being shed, even when the speeches made at the rally had nothing to add to making life comfortable for the people.
“Nigerians were disheartened to see leaders of the ruling party dancing away and making vain speeches at a time when millions are still traumatized over killings in Benue and other parts of the country, while many more are groaning under the pains of economic hardship worsened by the unbaiting fuel crisis in the country.
“If the APC had any iota of regard for Nigerians, it would, at this moment, be brainstorming on the many woes it has caused the nation and how to shore up the economy ruined by its tactless government.
“The Umuahia rally has also shown that the APC leaders are not in any way interested in the welfare of Nigerians but in their selfish, political and pecuniary interests. This even manifested in their empty speeches wherein they could not present the people with any achievement or plans for future development.
“Perhaps the APC would have learnt a lesson from the scanty turnout of Nigerians at their so called “mega rally.” The cold response by the few attendees, the refusal of the people to brandish brooms and the total absence of cheers for their leaders, including the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, constitute a loud act of rejection.
“Again, we invite the APC to reflect on their failure to fulfill even the littlest of the promises they made to Nigerians in 2015. We urge Abians, and indeed, every Nigerian to take heed from the failed promises of the APC and refuse to be beguiled a second time,” the statement added.