by Adeniyi Abdul
The dust has barely settled from former Head of State General Muhammadu Buhari’s latest statement about Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party, but he is clearly not about to stay out of the news as the PDP has once again found an issue to task him on.
The South West Zonal publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kayode Babade condemned Buhari for occurrences which took place in 2011, stating that he was responsible for the violence which took place after the elections, leaving several people in the Northern part of the country dead.
Buhari had on Saturday in Abuja, at a one-day Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Renewal Committee stakeholders forum, stated that intra-party disagreements had led to the party’s loss at the elections. The PDP however viewed this as an admission that the CPC was responsible for the violence that erupted, and thus felt Buhari owed people an apology.
“He must take responsibility for those Nigerians, especially the Yoruba Youth Corpers that were murdered during the violence that he allegedly incited his people to unleash on the nation.” he said in a statement.
“Isn’t it evil that up till now, no word of sympathy from Buhari and his party for the family of the dead, especially the Youth Corpers from the Southwest?”
“Instead, the vultures in the Action Congress of Nigeria are meeting with him on how to contest the next polls and get Yoruba votes.
“It is painful that instead of demanding explanations from Buhari on the innocent Yoruba Youth Corpers that he incited his supporters to kill, Tinubu and his ACN are negotiating with him the 2015 elections!” he declared.
“But let them know that Yorubas are waiting for both Buhari and his allies in the ACN and will surely ask them to raise the dead Youth Corpers first before campaigning for votes here.”