- Nigeria's opposition PDP has blamed APC and Buhari for the spread of coronavirus in the country
- The party also accused Buhari of not leading the fight from the front
- PDP alleged that failure of the president to lead from the front contributed to the spread of the virus
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the worsening coronavirus cases in Nigeria.
The opposition party accused the president of not personally leading the fight against the disease from the front.
In a statement by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party claimed Buhari's failure to lead the fight is responsible for the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Going further, the party lamented that the "alarming increase in infection and mortality rates in Nigeria would have been curtailed if the nation had a competent, proactive and transparent leadership with the capacity to articulate a quick national response to the pandemic."
"The PDP describes as distressing that since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria, Mr. President had not demonstrated the desired visibility; addressed the nation only thrice (each time, after much prodding), after which he had remained out of public visibility, leading to lack of effective coordination of the fight against the pandemic.
"Moreover, President Buhari has failed to act on wise suggestions by well-meaning Nigerians, particularly on administration of palliatives and production of homegrown therapeutics," the party added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor, has decried the treatment of almajiri children, saying the street urchins are being used for unnecessary publicity instead of them to be received with open arms.
Speaking at a media briefing on Sunday, May 10, Ganduje said the almajiri in Kano were returned back to their home states "in good faith" and in accordance to procedures of Northern Governors' Forum.
He, however, raised an eyebrow against "noises" being made by his northern colleagues, adding that Kano state does not make politics out the repatriation of the kid beggars as some neighbouring state governments do.
“We agreed at the Northern Governors' Forum that all Almajiris moved to their states of origin. That is why we are sending, in good faith and procedures, all Almajiris that are not from Kano state to their respective states of origin," Ganduje remarked.
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