The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Borno state on Tuesday described PDP’s national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan as shameless and lacking wisdom because whereas he has never issued statement to share the pains of Borno people over series of deaths, he was very quick to release statement politicizing reports of alleged protest by policemen.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary had in the statement described the alleged protest by police officers on duty in Borno State, over unpaid allowances as “unfortunate and an ugly epitaph of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.”
But reacting, state chairman of the APC, Ali Bukar Dalori, in a statement expressed anger that the PDP spokesman issued the statement at a time sensible Nigerians were more concerned about potential implications for the security of Borno people.
He expressed shock that despite Ologbondiyan’s previous years of practicing journalism, he was bereft of the wisdom and patriotism which Nigerian journalists were known for.
“Nigerian journalists are known to be wise, smart and with some level of patriotism no matter what their interests are. I am shocked that a senior journalist like the PDP’s national spokesman lacks basic wisdom. I think his quick statement in trying to politicise alleged protests by policemen over unpaid allowances in Borno State presented him as unwise and shameless because I have never read a single statement he authored or seen him speak anywhere sharing our pains over unfortunate attacks by Boko Haram against Borno people.
“I have also not seen him or any member of his party trying to offer any support to displaced persons including those needy ones in Abuja. I have never seen him write anything to encourage the military or the police over many successes they recorded in the fight against Boko Haram.
“His statement shows that the PDP is politically rejoicing at a time other sensible Nigerians are having concerns on the implications for the security of our people. The statement also showed that PDP’s only concern and ultimate wish is not for Nigeria to become safe and prosperous but for President Buhari’s fight against Boko Haram to get distracted.
“The party’s statement showed that the PDP doesn’t care about it’s very few members that are based in Borno State. That statement by the PDP is a big shame and it showed political naivety on the part of the party’s spokesman at the national level,” Dalori said in his statement.