Prince Uche Secondus, the national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had on Wednesday led Presidential aspirants of the party on a condolence visit to Sokoto State where bandits killed 39 people recently.
Consoling Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Secondus said the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Netherland was needless because his country was passing through serious pain as people were being killed almost on daily basis, adding that the president had failed woefully in the area of security.
His words, “The current federal government has failed woefully. It is important that Nigerians should look on to God for intervention not the government again.
“People now live in perpetual fear because they don’t know where the killing will happen next”.
“This is why I lead this high powered delegation to come here and condole you. We know you are in pain and we are in pain too because whatever happened in Sokoto, touches across the nation because we are our brothers keepers. It is really a sad event”.
The national Chairman noted that Nigeria could not give an accurate figure of the death recorded from January to date because what they see across the nation every day was blood flowing and bloodletting which had never happened in the history of the nation.
Governor Tambuwal, in a response said the state had been peaceful until that unfortunate and sad event which also displaced thousands of people.
He said that the state government and security agencies were doing their best to ensure it didn’t happen again. While thanking them for the visit, the Sokoto governor said they were consoled and touched by their show of love.
The Presidential aspirants of the party who went with him includes; former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former Governors of Jigawa, Kano and Sokoto states, Suleiman Lamido, Ibrahim Shekarau and Attahiru Bafarawa respectively, and as well as the former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki.