The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lodged a major complaint yesterday saying that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), still has the leverage to fly overseas despite the increasing security threats in the country.
In his absence, about 30 people on Sunday were killed at a park in Auno, a neighbouring village on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway by suspected Boko haram terrorists.
Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, said in a statement on Tuesday that the President should have shown solidarity with his people by coming home after receiving such news.
He said, "It is disheartening that instead of settling down at home and attending to the worsening insecurity under his watch, Mr President and his officials are busy globetrotting. The inaction of the Buhari regime spiralled wave of killings, banditry and kidnapping, particularly the Sunday carnage.
“It is alarming that all the Buhari government can offer in the face of the killings of our citizens are condolence statements with no decisive and significant action to track down the perpetrators and end insurgency in the country.”
What Nigerians want from the presidency is a significant action and not press releases full of empty claims and worthless assurances.
“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, Buhari chose to continue to live in denial and self-praise, instead of taking a concrete action to end the carnage,” he added.
The President, who left the country on Friday, is presently attending the 33rd ordinary session of the presidents and governments of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.