COVID-19: Speak Out on Status of Presidential Villa, PDP Charges Buhari

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Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges President Muhammadu Buhari to

douse widespread public anxieties by immediately addressing the nation

on the status of the Presidential villa, in relation to the COVID-19

pandemic.

The party’s demand is predicated on public apprehensions of health

safety issues in the Villa following reports that President Buhari’s

Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, had tested positive to the deadly

corona virus disease.

The PDP notes that though President Buhari was reported to have tested

negative to the virus, it is yet imperative that he douses public

tension by addressing a distressed nation on the status of the Villa,

especially given that other officials, like Abba Kyari, had travelled to

high-risk countries in the course of their duties.

The party notes that an address on the situation in the Presidential

villa will further douse public concerns about the status of certain key

officials, who have not been visible in the last few days.

The party stressed that Nigerians, no matter how highly placed, should

strictly adhere to directives by relevant agencies of government on

health safety measures, particularly as they relate to isolation of

persons returning from foreign trips.

The PDP urged the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and other

relevant agencies to adopt stringent measures to isolate and monitor

persons coming into the country as well as track and equally isolate

those who had made contact with infected persons.

In this regard, the NCDC should move into the Presidential villa and

immediately track and isolate all those who had made contact with

President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, so as to check further spread of

COVID-19 in our country.

The party called on Nigerians to remain vigilant and observe all health

safety directives, including social distances, self-isolation, personal

hygiene and prompt report for medical assistance in the case of any

symptoms.

The PDP expressed optimism that with a concerted effort by all

Nigerians, our nation will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan

National Publicity Secretary

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