The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has instructed that the party flag at all the party’s offices be flown at half-mast for a period of one week, beginning from Friday.
The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, mentioned this in a statement issued in Abuja in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast on the #EndSARS protests in the country.
Ologbondiyan, disclosed that the directive was in honour of the victims of alleged killings at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. “In solidarity with Nigerians, our party has directed that our flag in all our offices across the nation be flown at half-mast for a period of one week, beginning from Friday.
“The PDP urges all men and women of good faith to join forces in praying for our country, as well as working towards solutions and peaceful resolution of the crisis which seeks to envelope our dear nation,” Ologbondiyan said.
He, also expressed the party’s dissatisfaction with the President’s speech, saying it did not reflect the realities of the occurrences in the country in the last two weeks.
“Nigerians had expected that Mr President would provide the lead for the much-needed overhauling of our security architecture to meet the demands of professionalism and respect for rules of engagement,” he said.
Ologbondiyan, however, appealed to Nigerians, predominantly the youths, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence.