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Insecurity: PDP Knocks Presidency Over Attack On Ortom

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Presidency over its attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.

Recall that the Presidency, had on Wednesday, described Ortom as a very unprincipled man who is only motivated by the lust for personal gains.

The presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, was replying to Ortom who had labelled Buhari as the worst President to ever rule Nigeria, and grossly incapable of managing the affairs of the country.

But in a statement on Thursday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP asked President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on tackling insecurity in the country instead of attacking the Benue governor.

The opposition party added that the Buhari government is responsible for spreading division and hatred among Nigerians.

According to the PDP, the allusions to genocides in Rwanda made by the Presidency is wrong and asked Garba Shehu to apologise to the governor and Nigerians.

The statement reads: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asserts that the Buhari Presidency is responsible for spreading division and hatred among Nigerians and not Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, as claimed in the Presidency’s press release.

“PDP’s position is against the backdrop of an inciting hate statement issued by the Buhari Presidency in a bitter personal attack on Governor Ortom on Wednesday, in which the Presidency made allusions to genocides in Rwanda.

“The PDP recalls how the Buhari Presidency has been planting seeds of discord in the country with hate language, divisive tendencies and unconcealed nepotism, to the extent that our nation has become widely divided along all fault lines.

“Moreover, Nigerians can recall how Mr. President tagged those whom he believed did not vote for him; how he described citizens as “dot in a circle,” as well as the hate language that attracted sanctions by Twitter.

“It is rather alarming that instead of taking steps to address the killings in Benue state as well as the worsening insecurity, carnages, banditry, terrorism and imminent humanitarian crisis in the country, the Buhari Presidency is thinking of Rwandan Genocide while exposing its deep-seated detestation for Governor Ortom.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.