Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

Borno APC Chides PDP For Politicising Police Protest 

The All Progressives Congress, APC in Borno State on Tuesday described PDP’s national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan as shameless and lacking wisdom for politicising the Police protest in Borno State over unpaid allowances for seven months


In a statement issued on Tuesday the party said: “whereas he has never for once 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 police men at a time  sensible Nigerians were more concerned about potential implications for the security of Borno people.


State chairman of the APC, Ali Bukar Dalori, who signed the statement said he was still in shock that despite Kola’s previous years of practicing journalism, he lacked the wisdom and patriotism known with Nigerian journalists.


“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.