The All Progressives Congress, APC, has continue to call on President Goodluck Jonathan to visit all parts of the country, including the crisis-ridden northern region. The party said Jonathan was the father of the nation, hence must embark on such journey.
The APC in a statement in Lagos, by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohanmed, reminded Jonathan that he was yet to visit Yobe State, one month after the gruesome murder of many school children in the state, to commiserate with the government and the victims’ families of the luciferious incident.
The party noted that first month of the killings, which was Tuesday, gave another opportunity for the President to visit the state.
According to the statement,‘’As we said in our earlier statement on this issue on March 10, far from being a mere formality, such a visit will provide great succour to the families of the victims, reassure them and other residents of the state that their government has not abandoned them to their fate, and also serve as a morale booster for our gallant troops who are battling the terrorists, against all odds,’’ it said.
The APC added that the president had since the incident hosted a wasteful centenary celebration, travelled across Nigeria to illegally kick-start his campaign for the 2015 elections and also journeyed to Namibia, Italy the Netherlands and other parts of the world without visiting Yobe.
‘’Mr. President, charity begins at home. You cannot be engaging in photo-ops abroad when your country is burning,’’ the party said.
‘’If however the President has any reason why he does not want to visit the scene of the gruesome murders to commiserate with the bereaved families, he should tell Nigerians who have continued to wonder why he has been avoiding the state,’’ the party said.
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Posted by KOLADE OMITAOMU
on Mar 24 2014. Filed under AFRICA, Front Page Story, NEWS, News Across Nigeria, POLITICS.
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