The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reasoned that yesterday’s visit by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to Benue state is a political attempt at window dressing the “already-damaged” image of President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.
Deputy National Secretary of PDP, Engr Emmanuel Agbo, who hails from Benue, spoke in a statement issued on Wednesday, adding that the trip is an insult to the grieving people of Benue.
The statement reads, “The visit of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, particularly to Abagana, Gbajimba and Anyii Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp is a political attempt at window dressing the already-damaged image of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and an insult to the grieving people of Benue State.
“Osinbajo did not visit the people of Benue when two priests and seventeen parishioners were killed, neither does he agree that the herdsmen who killed 73 Christians in the state are terrorists.
“It is pathetic that while Osinbajo speaks loudly against former President Goodluck Jonathan and the opposition, he remained voiceless until our people were made refugees in their own land.
“Since the news of the cabal’s plan to pick a new running mate for Buhari ahead of the 2019 presidential election became public knowledge, Osinbajo has since shown a level of desperation that casts a doubt publicly over his professed Christian faith.