Jonathan in­sen­si­tive to in­sur­gency vic­tims’ plight - APC

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merely to avoid the kind of crit­i­cism he re­ceived when he did not visit Yobe af­ter 43 school chil­dren were killed re­cently, rather than a gen­uine show of sym­pa­thy.

The party said, ‘ The mes­sage that Pres­i­dent Jonathan is send­ing to Nige­ri­ans is that keep­ing his plum job, at all cost, is more im­por­tant to him than the se­cu­rity and wel­fare of the same people who voted him into of­fice. Other­wise, the Pres­i­dent would not have rushed back to his il­le­gal cam­paign trail at a time he should be leading the na­tion in mourn­ing the dead.

“A Pres­i­dent who said his am­bi­tion is not worth the blood of any­one is now dancing glee­fully on the graves of over 70 of his com­pa­tri­ots. What is so im­por­tant about the il­le­gal cam­paign stop in Kano on Tues­day that could not have waited for the smoke to clear from the scene of the deadly blast on Mon­day? Who will Pres­i­dent Jonathan rule over when his coun­try­men and women are be­ing daily mowed down un­der his watch?

“With­out minc­ing words, Pres­i­dent Jonathan erred badly by not show­ing enough sym­pa­thy for the vic­tims of Mon­day’s blast. More people died in the blast than from Kenya’s mall shoot­ing last Septem­ber, yet Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta de­clared three days of na­tional mourn­ing dur­ing which flags at pub­lic build­ings flew at half mast and the people of Kenya prayed for the dead and the in­jured.

Mo­hammed re­called that In 2012, Gen. Muham­madu Buhari or­dered the post­pone­ment of all ac­tiv­i­ties long planned to mark his 70th birth­day, fol­low­ing the death in a he­li­copter crash of Gen. Azazi, Gov. Yakowa and oth­ers in a he­li­copter crash in Bayelsa and urged Pres­i­dent Jonathan to take a mo­ment of deep self-ex­am­i­na­tion, to re­flect on his ac­tions.

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