PDP sympathises with victims of Onitsha tanker explosion

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TRACKING >The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra Chapter, on Thursday sympathised with the victims of Wednesday’s Onitsha tanker fire disaster.

The party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Nnamdi Nwangwu, prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died in the incident.

The party also prayed for quick recovery of those who were injured in the fire disaster which destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.

The PDP described the incident as unfortunate and blamed the Anambra State Government of paying lip service to public safety.

The party noted that it was regrettable that firefighters from another state had to come in when it was obvious that Anambra State Fire Service could not do anything to help the victims.

“The PDP in Anambra warned against playing politics with people’s lives.

“Not long ago, a fleet of fire fighting vehicles were allegedly commissioned by the state government but it’s worrisome that whenever there is an incidence of fire outbreak, the vehicles would not be seen anywhere around the scene.

“When a fire incident happened in front of Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) in the same Onitsha a few months ago, it was the same Delta State firefighters that rose to the occasion.

“The same thing repeated itself in Wednesday’s tanker fire, a very big market and many other private investments were consumed.

“This is totally ridiculous and unacceptable, the primary responsibility of any responsible government is the protection of lives and properties of her citizens, any government that fails in this regard cannot be said to be working,” the party said.