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PDP berates Buhari over negligence

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Muhammadu Buhari presidency for “negligence and laidback attitude to governance and the welfare of Nigerians leading to the avoidable entrance of the deadly coronavirus into the country.”

PDP said it was evident that “the Buhari presidency, not being alive to its responsibilities, as usual, took no concrete steps to hedge our nation against the virus, leading to the current scary situation.”

In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, the major opposition party noted that a responsive and proactive government would have mobilised effective surveillance and screening measures to ward off the menace.

It also recalled that the Buhari administration had done nothing to assist Nigerian citizens stranded in China despite their pleas, just the same way it abandoned those who were being murdered in the heat of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Nigerians should directly hold the Buhari presidency responsible should any national calamity arose from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in addition to the economic and security challenges its negligence had caused our nation.

“Due to the negligence and incompetence of the Buhari administration, Nigerians can no longer move freely across their country for fear of insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and now coronavirus,” the party added.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on Buhari to immediately adopt the 2014 strategy against the Ebola scourge.

“We must call upon our experience with the Wild Ebola Virus, which we were the first nation in the world to defeat in 2014.

“How did Nigeria do it? We achieved it by showing unprecedented unity. The Federal Government of the day worked closely with Lagos and Rivers states’ governments. There was complete unity, solidarity and oneness of purpose, which created the atmosphere that defeated that deadly infestation,” Atiku declared in a statement he released yesterday.


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