If you had listened to our advise earlier, you won’t be battling COVID-19, PDP replies APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressive Congress (APC) does not adhere to advise and suggestions that could be of help to the country.

The opposition party stated this in response to the accusation of the ruling party that it was being irresponsible by going ahead to organize a rally at a time measures are being put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease.

The APC pleaded Nigerians to help advise the PDP to be responsible for once amidst the rising in the pandemic disease in the country.

But responding in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, the opposition party accused the ruling party of showcasing unperturbed attitudes when it earlier advised it on what to do to prevent the disease from entering into the country.

The PDP also advised the APC to quit playing politics with the global pandemic ravaging countries and sit up to its responsibilities.

“…The APC even as a party in government, has failed to adduce any meaningful suggestion on ways to address the raging pandemic, but had rather enmeshed in internal squabbles while the country is at risk,” the statement read.

“Nigerians will recall that the PDP had on several occasions advised the Federal Government on effective pre-emptive measures as well as the need for need for concerted efforts and safeguards in the fight against Covid-19.

“We place on record that the PDP had repeatedly urged President Buhari to lead from the front, like other world leaders, in this fight against Covid-19 by addressing Nigerians; a responsibility he is yet to perform.

“While our party and patriotic Nigerians are busy seeking for solutions, the APC and the Buhari Presidency remain distant and failed to demonstrate capacity in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our nation.

“The APC is only sulking over the success being recorded by our party in the South West, for which it has resorted to making vague allegations and playing politics with a global pandemic at a time when responsible Nigerians are searching for solution.

“The PDP will however not be distracted in its commitment to the wellbeing and safety of Nigerians. As such, our party will not dissipate energy on the APC and its government that have no regard for Nigerians,” the statement partly read.