…Say it’s height of insensitivity and lack of empathy
By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA-The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has described as the height of insensitivity, President Muhammadu Buhari failure to visit Benue state to commiserate with the people and the Catholic Church that lost two priests and 17 other worshippers in a senseless killing by herdsmen before embarking on a two day visit to Bauchi State on Thursday.
Secondus said while the nation mourns the brutal murder of the two priests of God, the President jumping into an aircraft to Bauchi state on a two day visit without going to the scene of the gruesome murder in Benue state to commiserate and see things for himself as Commander-in-Chief leaves everyone to confused at what he called the President’s “lack of emotion.”
In a statement signed by his media adviser, Ike Abonyi, the PDP boss noted that what the President did was a clear show of arrogance, and lack of empathy, wondering why the needless bloodletting in that state should not attract his feelings enough for him to at least do a Presidential stopover.
“There is no time a people need show of empathy and concern more than when they are in mourning mood as is the case with the people of Benue state.
“It is this sort of show of insensitivity and bluff by the President and the Commander-in- Chief that perhaps, influenced the behaviour of the military operatives and other security agencies who have not made any appreciable impact in trying to stem the ugly situation in the state as they may have continued to interpret the President’s indifference as lack of seriousness in the callous bloodletting.
“This type of indifference and lack of concern from the President on the plight of its citizens perhaps explain why there has been no arrest and persecution of these hoodlums since January, 2018 when the latest onslaught on the people of Benue began,” the statement read.