Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians.

This was contained in a statement released by the party on Sunday, March 1st.

The main opposition party said it is an ”absolute failure” for President Buhari to remain silent in the face of the discovery of the raging virus in Nigeria.

The statement in part reads

The party described as absolute leadership failure that Mr. President has not considered it imperative to show concern by directly addressing a panic-stricken nation even in the face of escalated national trepidations and conflicting reports.

The PDP charges President Buhari to wake up and treat the COVID-19, deservedly, as a looming national disaster, which requires a prompt and full Presidential involvement at the top level.

The party notes that at a critical time like this, Mr. President ought to be at the forefront in shouldering responsibility. A Presidential address would have reassured the people, reinforced government direction and multi-sectorial intervention for concerted effort to contain the scourge.

The PDP holds that the quickest expectation of the average Nigerians is that the Federal Government should immediately step its emergency response system to calm the pervading fear among Nigerians.”

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