The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Nigerians to” hold President Buhari responsible” should there be any upsurge in the number of COVID-19 infection and deaths in the country. The party said this while reacting to the arrival of 15 medical doctors from China today.
In a statement released by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday April 8, the party said it is alarmed that President Buhari ignored the protests by Nigerians and professional bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and allowed the ”importation of the Chinese doctors despite warnings that bringing in doctors from the hotbed of the plague will expose citizens to further risks.”
”This is even as Nigerians across board have continued to question the status, identity and interest of the Chinese doctors as well as the safety of kits and equipment from China, particularly following scary reports of escalation of the scourge in certain countries reportedly after the arrival of Chinese medical personnel in those countries.
Moreover, our doctors and nurses have been on top of the situation with records of recoveries and less casualties, thus raising questions about the real intentions of bringing in doctors from China.
The situation is even more distressing as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had been making frantic effort to exonerate itself from the decision to bring in the Chinese doctors into our country”the statement in part read.
The party added that Nigerians are aware that since the index case was reported till date, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 254 confirmed cases, out of which 44 have been successfully treated by our doctors with 6 deaths, which reportedly had other underlining ailments.
”Our party therefore calls on the entire world to hold President Buhari responsible should there be any sudden upsurge in COVID-19 infection and deaths in our country, now that the Chinese doctors have been brought in despite protests by Nigerians” the statement read.