Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, and the National Chairman of the United Progressives Party, UPP, have reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to finally visit crisis rocked states in the country.
Both men spoke with Sun in separate interview on the matter, saying the visit would not make the impact it would have made if he had visited immediately the crisis broke out.
Yakkasai said, “An experienced politician would not do what he did; a politician would have visited those states long before now. His visit can turn out to be counterproductive.
“If he could spare the time to attend a wedding, he should have spared the same time to visit those crisis-ridden states and condole with the family of the deceased.
“I would not say he decided to go because he was being criticised for not showing concern that Nigerians had lost their lives, but what I can say is that it would have been more effective if he had gone earlier.”
For Chekwas Okorie, “It was really scandalous that none of these atrocities moved him to those places that were affected when the news was still hot.
“Many have expressed disappointment in him, but that he has decided to go shows that, at least, he is listening. If he proves himself to be a listening president, I pray that he also listens to all other complaints because they are many. It is a good development that he has now decided to do what he was supposed to have done.”