The Peoples Democratic Party, Plateau State chapter has berated the recent visit by the State Governor, Simon Lalong to villages attacked by suspected herdsmen in June 2019 as "shameful display of desperation...to continue his bad and incompetent leadership beyond May 29, 2019."

"Five months after the gruesome massacre of hundreds of people and the destruction  of their homes, as well as forceful occupation of their villages and towns under the watch of the APC government,  it is only now that our dear governor would be visiting  one of the many scenes of this dastardly crime," the party said in a statement.

The statement signed by the party's publicity secretary, Mr. John Akans alleged that the Governor was carefree about the attacks and the plights of the displaced persons until now that elections were near.

The statement said, "Lalong would not even condemn the acts of sustained and bloody terror against his people; He would not even stay at home and mourn with his people in their critical moments; He relished instead in gallivanting and playing the Executive Personal Assistant in the Presidential Villa in Abuja - and he expects anyone to take him seriously?

The party questioned if the Governor had arrested the killers or condoled the victims for their losses to have the moral right to visit the attack scenes.

"It does appear he went to Gashish only to answer 'Present' as only unmarked and mass graves of the victims gave   him a rebuking welcome. And it is in such errie environment that Governor Lalong would start his nauseating campaign for a return to office. Incredible Lalong!

"How could he have stood on the graves of these people and hoped that he  could still have their support? Have their killers been arrested? Or was he taking condolence mesages to the dead and deserted homes?" it said.

Gov. Lalong had however visit one of the attacked villages in Gashish on Tuesday last week after receiving the report of his July constituted IDP resettlement committee on Monday.

He had however admitted at the General Church Council meeting of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) on Wednesday that his Tuesday visit to Gashish where over 200 people were killed by attacking armed herders in June was the second in his life, with the first being during his time as Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly.