The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately proceed to Lagos to reassure Nigerians over the horrendous Abule-Ado explosion that killed, injured and rendered many more homeless.
The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said with such a national calamity and attendant loss of lives and property, it was indeed strange that a leader could remain distant and not deem it fit to personally identify with the victims through a visit, but preferred to wait in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.
“The PDP holds as unfortunate that the Buhari Presidency always waits to be reminded or prodded before identifying with our citizens and taking up responsibility whenever our nation is confronted with critical issues that directly affect the wellbeing and security of Nigerians.
“Nigerians had expected Mr. President to always lead from the front on serious national issues, as he promised, but this had not been the case, resulting in leadership failure and myriads of security, economic, environmental and political problems that had bedeviled our nation in the last five years,” Ologbondiyan said.
The main opposition party urged President Buhari’s handlers to immediately schedule a visit to Abule-Ado, Lagos, so that Mr. President could have an on-the-spot assessment of the horrific incident and take corresponding action to avert a future recurrence.
The party also called for a forensic investigation into the spate of explosions, particularly the Abule-Ado disaster, given the conflicting reports on the cause of the incident.