The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the APC should be ashamed of itself for seeking to play politics with the unfortunate death of Nigerians at a stampede during the recruitment exercise conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service on Saturday.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the APC has again shown that it lacks respect for human life adding that its statement lacks class, and politicizing the unfortunate incident was a clear manifestation of its Janjaweed ideology.
The PDP said it was despicable for the APC to condescend so low to trivialize and politicize weighty issues bordering on human lives while the families of the deceased were still mourning, all in a bid to score a cheap political point.
The PDP described the APC statement as crass adding that it has further exposed it as a party of insensitive persons blinded by inordinate quest for power.
The ruling party said as a responsive party, it has since Saturday swung into action charging all relevant agencies to immediately conduct detailed investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the stampede. It also noted that the Federal Government has already started an immediate response to the incident.
Noting that this was not the time to join issues with the APC which its described as “an ill-bred party which has no regard for human life”, the PDP said it will not be distracted by attacks by the APC but will remains committed to curbing unemployment in line with its manifesto and the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.