The Special Adviser, to the Edo State Governor, on Media project, Mr. Crusoe Osagie has chided the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its stunning quiet on the issue of the church massacre in Owo, Ondo State, in which numerous innocent lives were lost.
The osagie, in a statement, said ii was unfortunate that the party in the state has kept mum following the assault, which has tossed the country into grieving.
According to him, “Edo APC has been awkwardly mum about the recent assault at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, which has drawn sympathies and condemnation from across the nation.
“When governor Obaseki embark on foreign trip to seek investors, Edo APC rushes to pitch fits. At the point when there is momentary flooding in Benin city, the party and their flunkies go about taking pictures, making counterfeit cases. Be that as it may, on a vital event, for example, the Owo church massacre, they have neglected to say something to sympathize with the people in question.
“The assault shown the failure of the APC at the national level, in Abuja, to decisively assume responsibility and face the issue of safety and security. This failing is the very thing that Edo APC wouldn’t recognize and attract the consideration of its leaders the executive arm of government to hinder a reoccurrence.
“It bears repeating that the APC-controlled Federal Government is responsible for all security agency in the country from the Nigerian Armed Forces, to the Nigeria Police Force, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, the Civil Defense Corps and other paramilitary agencies.”
He proceeded: “It smacks of hypocrisy, playing the ostrich and untrustworthy politicking to avoid pointing out the parlous condition of our national security architecture, yet search out mundane and pedestrian occasion to lampoon the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
“The party ought to be reminded that their obligation as a political party is most importantly to Nigerians before narrow minded, parochial interests.”
“Edo APC should call their government to order. They need to advise their party to step up measures to guarantee that such a miserable occurrence isn’t repeated in any part of the country. The government should ascend to the occasion and take responsibility with the undertaking of protecting the life of Nigerians,” Osagie charged.