The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday castigated the President Muhammadu Buhari-guided Presidency for trying to move the brunt of its disappointments to expressive and organize a successful national reaction on COVID-19 pandemic on state governors.
PDP depicted the going down of faults on state governors as an indefensible sign of administration disappointment.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s representative said Buhari ought to acknowledge his inability to arrange a successful reaction to COVID-19.
The gathering said the choice of “Buhari’s Presidency to rush to state governors for arrangements after it had gravely jumbled up the procedure, prompting disarray the nation over and a noteworthy spike in disease and casualty rates, is somewhat coming exceptionally late in the day.”
An announcement marked by Ologbondiyan peruses: “Nigerians can review how our gathering and other good natured Nigerians over and over directed the Buhari Presidency to include state governors, the private area and basic partners for a compelling multisectoral and multilayered approach, without much of any result.
“The Buhari Presidency rebuffed wise counsels and settled for a parochial response marred by corruption, nepotism, incompetence and narrow-minded politics, only to now turn to seek to transfer the brunt of its colossal failure to state governors.”
PDP described the call by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, on state governments to take ownership of the response, as an “acceptance of failure by President Buhari, who did not lead from the front but abdicated the task to incompetent and narrow-minded officials.”
The opposition party insisted that the poor handling of the COVID-19 response has further highlighted the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government’s lack of capacity to manage important national issues.
The PDP added: “Our party invites Nigerians to note that the three states, where the Buhari-led Federal Government took up the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely; Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states, had recorded very high statistics in infection and fatality rates compared to states where it was not involved.”