The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday criticized the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for holding a rally amid Coronavirus crisis in the country.
The ruling party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said PDP action was shockingly at variance with the current world effort to contain this pandemic.
“At a time when countries all over the world are taking deliberate, coordinated and concerted measures to contain the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVlD-19), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sees the need to hold a senseless rally.
“Nigeria just cancelled the scheduled National Sports Festival, NYSC camps have closed down nationwide, a travel ban on government officials is in place, restricted entry into the country for travellers from 13 countries is in effect, improved emergency medical response across the country is in place among other social distancing steps being taken to protect our country.
“On Wednesday, five new cases were announced in the country and efforts are already underway to track persons who have had contact with these confirmed cases.
“The PDP’s thoughtless action is shockingly at variance with the current world effort to contain this pandemic.” Issa-Onilu said.
He added that events in most countries of the world and instructions being given by the Nigerian government did not support this criminal activity. Issa-Onilu said obviously, the PDP is incapable of applying itself to rules and commonsense.
“Even as the APC-led government is making efforts to put in place a new national order for good governance and patriotic citizenship, PDP, living up to its legendary infamy, has continued in its malicious ways.
“How could any group choose this period to pull a crowd together? What is at stake at this moment that requires this level of risk taking? Why do the leaders of PDP not realise this action is capable of putting the entire country in jeopardy” he said
He wonder how long would the country would put up with a badly behaved and clueless opposition party with irredeemable tendency for taking actions that violated all known moral principles?
“This is a new low, even for the PDP’s abysmal standards” he said
The APC called on well-meaning Nigerians to plead with the PDP leaders to be responsible for once adding that this is a time for them to apply some intelligence to their actions.