Femi Gbajabiamila

The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has asked members of the PDP to proffer solutions to the numerous killings in the country rather than politicising the matter.

He was reacting to a statement by PDP lawmakers that the APC government is tactless and insensitive to the killings of Nigerians by alleged herdsmen.

Gbajabiamila told Daily Trust: “The herdsmen/farmers crisis and unfortunate killings of Nigerians must be condemned by all and I mean all Nigerians. The loss of one single life is condemnable and unacceptable. The quantum only makes it even more reprehensible.

“The statement from the PDP caucus is to be expected as an opposition party. I would have even gone further had I been in opposition like I did on many issues then.

“However, I want to invite my colleagues from the other side to join hands with us in the APC caucus and see this as a national calamity that defies party colouration. I am sure members of all parties have been killed, APC inclusive in this whole nightmare.  Solutions that would put an end to this for all time are being proffered from all corners but I haven’t heard that of PDP yet.”

He said as someone who once led the opposition and was “combatant and critical of the then government of the day,” he always offered possible solutions to issues, saying “It is wrong to play politics in moments of national crisis such as this.