A socio-political umbrella in the fold of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, the National Youth Movement of the People’s Democratic Party, has said the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic that has hit Nigeria’s Presidential Villa is a sign of God’s punishment for the government led by Muhammadu Buhari.
Activities at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, were stalled following a COVID-19 outbreak at the Nigerian seat of power, with many presidential assistants including State House Permanent Secretary Tijani Umar; Aide-de-camp to the President (ADC), Yusuf Dodo; his chief of security (CSO), Aliyu Musa, and his senior special assistant on media and advertising, Garba Shehu, tested positive.
Several sources told SaharaReporters that the spread of COVID-19 infections at Villa Aso was linked to the coronation of Yusuf Buhari, President Buhari’s only son, as district chief (Talban Daura) in Katsina.
Reacting in a statement signed by its National President Amb SA Lukman, PDP NYM said the virus outbreak at Villa is a warning to the Buhari-led administration to learn to obey the law.
The statement read, “It made the news that the invisible common enemy of humanity created in China in 2019 has made its way to the Nigerian seat of power where the president lives.
“According to a story from SaharaReporters, the Aso rock is now scarce and scattered as everyone has run for their precious life, although it is not morally right to be merry or make fun of the plight of their children. Similar, this preventable outbreak of this deadly virus at the Presidential Villa should be blamed on President Muhammadu Buhari and the callousness and abuse of the rule of law of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration .
“The citizens were left in amazement at the blatant disobedience of the rules and regulations established by the same government of Mr. Buhari during a public rally and the lack of moral demonstration of the first family when the son of Mr. President Yusuf Buhari went to take the title of chiefdom in Daura, Katsina state, amid the massacres of innocent Nigerians in Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and parts of Kaduna.
“All sane minds expected President Buhari to visit the affected areas to extend his condolences to the people and offer practical solutions to the alarming insecurity situation in the north and beyond. parts of the country. worthy of being present in Lagos the same week.
“As if that weren’t enough, the president’s first family took a leadership title in their hometown with a large crown against the NCDC’s established safety guideline on social distancing and avoiding large, overcrowded public gatherings. Now that COVID-19 has spread to Villa Aso Rock is linked to the Daura Chiefdom event, let the President take responsibility and apologize to the innocent people and the nation at large for what his family caused – major health problems in the country and embarrassment for the nation respectively.
“Leadership by example is lacking, the supposed lawmaker and law enforcement officer have become offenders, it is very unethical for responsible government all over the world, it is nothing other than an abuse of power and privilege. As men in power who arrest, prosecute and punish innocent citizens who deliberately and arrogantly break or break the laws with the belief that no one can stop, prosecute or punish them, now that Almighty God has acted. on behalf of the Nigerian masses, especially those they have unjustly punished for the same action.
“This is a warning to President Buhari and the APC-led administration to learn to obey the law, to respect Nigerian citizens and their way of life, no one is to be seen or acted above the law and if a man in power feels above the law, Almighty God is there to punish them as we have at hand on this nasty matter.
“As we pray for a speedy recovery of all those infected with the virus at Presidential Villa, we urge Nigerians to prepare and work together to send this lawless, callous and embarrassing PCA government out. power in 2023. Enough of this mess and this sad story. Nigerians deserve empathetic, compassionate leaders and most of all a responsive government that will rule and obey the law, not those accidental abusers of power. “