By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend condemned, in totality, the gruesome killing of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Chairman of Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, by yet to be apprehended gunmen.
The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, also lamented what it called the unpardonable lethargy in apprehending Funke’s killers since Friday.
The party described as heartrending that under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, “our nation has become a killing field and large funeral palour” with insurgents, bandits and assassins having a field day waylaying and killing innocent compatriots, especially those making very useful contributions to the development of our nation.
The leading opposition party further expressed worries that security agencies are rather engaging in debates over the identity of the killers and hurriedly pointing to a case of abduction even before any extensive investigation has been carried out on the horrific and dastardly act.
According to the statement by Ologbondiyan, “the party bewails that the killing of Funke Olakunrin marks yet another national loss occasioned by the failure of the Buhari administration to secure the nation beyond lip service, a development that has emboldened marauders in our country.
“The PDP posits that Funke Olakunrin must not die in vain. Our dear nation must not continue to lose her finest and brightest in the hands of bandits.
“Our party therefore charges the authorities to go beyond condolence messages from Abuja and take concrete steps to apprehend Funke Olakunrin’s killers, as well as ensure security of lives in our nation”, it said.
The PDP, while condoling Pa Fasoranti, charged the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to take immediate and decisive steps, beyond the lip service to track down the killers without further delay and make them face the full wrath of the law, no matter who they are.