Following the Abule-Ado explosion that killed many, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to pay a visit to the affected Lagos community.
The fire incident killed at least 15 people and rendered many persons homeless.
POLITICS NIGERIA reported how explosion occured after a truck hit gas cylinders in the area.
The Lagos State Emergency Authority (LASEMA); the Lagos Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA); the State Safety Commission; the Lagos State Fire Service; the Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS), as well as the Nigerian Civil Defence (NSCDC), the Nigerian Navy and the military are among the state and federal agencies were at the scene of the incident to ensure the safety of residents.
The party, in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodiyan, stated that Buhari should end his “embarrassing lethargic approach to governance and the welfare of Nigerians, and immediately proceed to Lagos to reassure Nigerians over the horrendous Abule-Ado explosion that killed many of our compatriots, injured and rendered many more homeless.”
According to the opposition party, such a national calamity needs the attention of Mr Buhari, rather than waiting in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.
“The PDP holds as unfortunate that the Buhari Presidency always waits to be reminded or prodded before identifying with our citizens and taking up responsibility whenever our nation is confronted with critical issues that directly affect the wellbeing and security of Nigerians.”
“Nigerians had expected Mr. President to always lead from the front on serious national issues, as he promised, but this had not been the case, resulting in leadership failure and myriads of security, economic, environmental and political problems that had bedeviled our nation in the last five years.”
“The PDP therefore urges President Buhari’s handlers to immediately schedule a visit to Abule- Ado, Lagos, so that Mr. President can have an on-the-spot assessment of the horrific incident and take corresponding action to avert a future recurrence,” the statement read in parts.
The party however called for a forensic investigation into the spate of explosions, particularly the Abule-Ado disaster, given the conflicting reports on the cause of the incident.