Former military Head of State of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and former Presidential candidate of political party, CPC
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has condemned President Goodluck Jonathan’s trip to Brazil yesterday to attend the United Nations’ Earth Summit despite the violence in Kaduna State and Damaturu in Yobe State.
The party in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Rotimi Fashakin, said the trip was like desertion of duty despite the “gloomy atmosphere pervading the country.”
He said, “Over the weekend, violence erupted in some parts of Kaduna State of which the death toll in Sunday’s multiple bombing and consequent reprisal attacks is said to have risen to 74, and on Monday fresh attacks were reported in Damaturu, Yobe State, where dozens are maimed and the state capital turned to a war zone of sorts.
“The atmosphere of gloom pervading the nation is further darkened by the perceptible sense of angst that citizens wear as they mourn fellow countrymen mindlessly murdered in these incidents.
“The situation has since exacerbated with reprisal killings and maiming which may require extraordinary use of executive powers.”