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APC chieftain faults Buhari’s handling of COVID-19 outbreak




A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba II, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the COVID-19 disease outbreak which has quickly spread across the globe.

Garba who was reacting to the increasing cases of the virus recorded in Nigeria lamented that President Buhari is barely seen in the media updating Nigerians on his efforts to contain the disease in the country.

The former presidential aspirant in a series of tweets on Friday noted that the president should at this time be in the faces of Nigerians reassuring them of efforts on safety over the spread of the virus which he is not doing.

He wrote on Twitter: “Despite my well known support for President Muhammadu Buhari, I cannot go with the fact that I’m grossly disappointed in the way he is handling this Covid-19 crisis.

“President’s, at this kind of time should be on the forefront of the citizens, reassuring them of efforts on safety.

“The President’s main constituency is the poor, in his tweets, N10Bn was allotted to Lagos, 5Bn to Nigeria Center Disease Control, but nothing was made available for common men & women who have no means of livelihood against the backdrop of stay-at-home order.

“Why would ordinary Nigerians be last option?

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“What is more challenging is the complete silence from the President himself, who should take the center stage & show his commitment, physically, emotionally & mentally in solidarity with the citizens at this trying times.

“All we hear is rumor everywhere, where is the President?

“A democratic nation should not run like this. A situation where our President is not in front of Cameras attending to the citizens cannot be what we hope for in democracy.

“I trust in the President sincere intention for Nigeria, but there must be demonstration in times like this.

“The Conscientiousness of a country lies on the Presidential seat. The Moral Compass of anyone holding such high office should direct citizens by empathy & compassion

“Presidents are like the Sun through which all citizens derive energy, like solar system. Silence is undeserving.

“Who is responsible for poor & vulnerable citizens? Who should be there for them?

“Where is the N1.1trn and N50bn intervention fund released by the CBN? to whom? Can ordinary Nigerian access this fund? How?

“The President needs to come forward & address us properly about these issues,” Garba added.

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