The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari has turned his belated tour of violence affected states to campaign rallies.
The party, which spoke through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said that the President was unconcerned about the real victims of violence in the affected states.
According to him the PDP saw it earlier that the President was not ready to empathise with the people over the persistent loss of lives and it cried out.
He also said that the APC led government has now demonstrated clearly that it was all about 2019 rather than empathising with the people.
“We have said it before that the visits were afterthoughts. We have since discovered that the visits were aimed at wooing voters for 2019 and nothing more. The President does not empathise with the real victims of the violence,” PDP said.
It also questioned the decision of the President to commission projects on such visits saying that Buhari has further vindicated the party’s claims.
“The afterthoughts visits of Mr President are only geared towards mobilising votes from the affected states. But Nigerians are aware the APC has failed.
“It is sad that the President will be going round commissioning projects when he was supposedly on condolence visits. What is the link between cutting tapes and visiting the graveyard? Is there any link between commissioning of projects and the graveyard? We have all seen that the whistle stop trips embarked upon by President Buhari is meant to woo voters ahead of 2019,” the PDP said.