The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Mohammadu Buhari’s plan to visit Benue, Taraba and other states where marauders killed scores of Nigerians as campaign strategy ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The PDP in a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said it was "alarming" that Buhari would consider visiting some of these states months after marauders, insurgents and bandits committed their havocs.
"Mr. President has been in the country and never thought it necessary to pay a condolence visit to any of these states until Nigerians raised the alarm alleging a manifest indifference on his part.
"It is even more pathetic that in Benue state, President Buhari summoned the leaders of the bereaved people to the Presidential villa, Abuja, rather than complying with the age-long tradition of Africans by visiting the bereaved
"No wonder many Nigerians have dismissed the planned visits of President Buhari to these states as cosmetic afterthought. Nigerians have already formed their opinion of him, and rightly so, as a President that has never shown them concern in their time of need," the opposition party said.