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PDP blasts Buhari, APC over Osinbajo’s kidnapping comment

…Says ruling party has no concern for Nigerians

By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thursday, said the statement credited to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the spate of kidnapping in the country is a confirmation that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government holds no empathy for the pains and sufferings of Nigerians.

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The party in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday said by attempting to play down the menace of kidnapping as not being “as massive as that”, “Professor Osinbajo clearly demonstrates that the All Progressives Congress, APC and its government are not connected with the people but only pretends towards them during electioneering.

It also noted that “in dismissing the security problem, the Vice President is simply telling victims of kidnapping that as far as the APC and its administration are concerned, they have not suffered enough.”

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The statement read: “It is unfortunate that instead of being remorseful and seeking solutions, Prof. Osinbajo is rather playing on the sensibility of Nigerians by attempting to justify his comment, which has been widely condemned by citizens from all walks of life.

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“It is unfortunate that instead of being remorseful and seeking solutions, Prof. Osinbajo is rather playing on the sensibility of Nigerians by attempting to justify his comment, which has been widely condemned by citizens from all walks of life.

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“Professor Osinbajo has only succeeded in showcasing President Buhari’s incompetence and failure in securing the nation. He has also ridiculed his office in the eye of the international community, who is well aware of the gravity of kidnapping and other security challenges confronting our nation.

“What has Osinbajo said to the families whose breadwinners have been killed by kidnappers and many more that are still languishing in kidnappers den?

“When will the problem of kidnapping become “massive” for the APC administration when medical doctors, community heads, faith-based leaders, government officials and their relations, students, innocent school children, pregnant women and even expatriates are being kidnapped in various parts of the country?”

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