Despite the ongoing pandemic ravaging the country, the country’s main opposition party, PDP, and the government have engaged in a war of words. Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, attacked the main opposition over comment on the extension of the lockdown.The PDP, in its reaction signed by Kola Ologbodiyan, said the President was being insensitive to the plight of the poor Nigerians who could barely survive during the initial two weeks lockdown imposed earlier as the party said the broadcast on Monday evening was “disappointing” because it excluded how it will cater for the vulnerable people in the society as there was hunger in the country.
The media aide in response stated that the opposition party has been fond of criticizing the President’s actions unfairly.
Shehu said: “Something must definitely be wrong with Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) if they would-as they did yesterday- dismiss the important national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as “disappointing,” a speech for which the European Union, through their Ambassador to Nigeria, congratulated the President, describing it as ‘‘a very powerful address to the nation last night.”
The president on Monday extended the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun by another 14 days.