The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) is deeply saddened by the death of the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers in a military aircraft accident.
This is contained in a signed statement by the PRP National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR.
The PRP regards Gen. Attahiru and the other officers as national heroes who sacrificed their lives for the security and stability of Nigeria. And their heart-rending departure is a grievous loss not only to their immediate families but Nigeria as a whole, the statement said.
The party condoles with the Nigerian military, the families of Lt. Gen Attahiru and the other officers and men who lost their lives while on national service and prays to God to grant them the fortitude to bear the great loss.
According to the statement, PRP laments the conspicuous absence of President Muhammadu Buhari who doubles as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Vice President, Senate President, and Speaker of Representatives at the funeral and burial of the departed officers who paid the supreme price for the security of our nation.
The party describes the absence of President Buhari at the burial of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers as totally unacceptable and demoralizing to the morale of our armed forces.
PRP calls on President Buhari and other key national officers to make amends by showing empathy for the people they govern, particularly for those that risk their lives for the security and stability of Nigeria.
The party exhorts Nigerians to keep praying for the armed forces who usually put their lives at stake for the security of the country.