APC Berates PDP Over Ibadan Rally Despite Coronavirus

Former Osun State Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola speaking at the PDP South West Rally in Ibadan. Image credit: Twitter

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for holding a rally in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, knocked the opposition party, saying: “Nigeria just cancelled the scheduled National Sports Festival, NYSC camps have closed down nationwide, a travel ban on government officials is in place, restricted entry into the country for travellers from 13 countries is in effect, improved emergency medical response across the country is in place among other social distancing steps being taken to protect our country.

“Five new cases were announced yesterday and efforts are underway to track persons who have had contact with these confirmed cases. The PDP’s thoughtless action is shockingly at variance with the current world effort to contain this pandemic.

“Events in most countries of the world and instructions being given by the government do not support this criminal activity. Obviously, the PDP is incapable of applying itself to rules and common sense.

“Even as the APC-led government is working to place a new national order for good governance and patriotic citizenship, PDP, living up to its legendary infamy, has continued in its malicious ways.

“How could any group choose this period to pull a crowd together? What is at stake at this moment that requires this level of risk taking? Why do the leaders of PDP not realise this action is capable of putting the country in jeopardy?

“For how long will this country put up with a badly behaved and clueless opposition party with irredeemable tendency for taking actions that violate all known moral principles? This is a new low, even for the PDP’s abysmal standards.

“We call on well-meaning Nigerians to plead with PDP leaders to be responsible for once. This is a time for them to apply some intelligence to their actions.”


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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.


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