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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Muhammadu to douse widespread public anxiety by immediately addressing the nation on the status of the Villa, in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The party’s demand is predicated on public apprehension of health safety issues in the Villa following reports that President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, had tested positive to the deadly corona virus disease.

In a statement on Tuesday by spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan the party noted that though President Buhari was reported to have tested negative to the virus, it’s still imperative that he doused public tension by addressing a distressed nation on the status of the Villa.

The PDP added that given the fact that Abba Kyari and some other top government officials had travelled to high-risk countries in the course of official duties recent times, the President owed it a duty to address a distraught nation.

The party noted that an address on the situation in the Presidential villa will further douse public concerns about the status of certain key officials, who have not been visible in the last few days.

The party stressed that Nigerians, no matter how highly placed, should strictly adhere to directives by relevant agencies of government on health safety measures, particularly as they relate to isolation of persons returning from foreign trips.

The PDP urged the Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other relevant agencies to adopt stringent measures to isolate and monitor persons coming into the country as well as to track and equally isolate those who had made contacts with infected persons.

“In this regard, the NCDC should move into the Presidential villa and immediately track and isolate all those who had made contact with President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, so as to check further spread of COVID-19 in our country”, the PDP said.

The party called on Nigerians to remain vigilant and observe all health safety directives, including social distancing, self-isolation, personal hygiene and prompt for medical assistance in the case of any symptoms.

The PDP expressed optimism that with a concerted effort by all Nigerians, the nation will overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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PDP rejects N123.50k price, insists on N90 per litre

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the new price of N123.50k price per litre as announced by the federal government.

In a statement on Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the appropriate price per litre be fixed at N90.

The party described the recent cut in price from N125 to N123.50 as offensive and fraudulent, adding that it’s a further display of cruelty and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians by the administration.

The PDP insisted that given the slump in the price of fuel and crude oil in the international market, the correct pump price of fuel is between N80 to N90 per litre.

It described the latest N123.50k pump price as unacceptable, adding that it amounted to fleecing Nigerians.

The party carpeted the administration for attempting to delude Nigerians by “tweaking” the cost decimals to create a misleading impression of price reduction while fleecing the unsuspecting public.

The PDP challenged the administration to explain how it arrived at the N123.5 pump price, instead of the appropriate price of N90, in view of the fall in international price.

The PDP challenged the federal government to publish the full prevailing landing cost, the prevailing three percent depot cost and the three percent trucking cost as well as the retail outlet administrative cost before it can justify why price should be above N90.

Continuing, the PDP said, “It indeed smacks of heartlessness that the All Progressives Congress (APC), its leaders and cronies in government circle are rather manipulating fuel costs at this critical time when other governments across the world are seeking ways to mitigate the economic hardship being faced by their citizens.

“Our party maintains that since Nigerians earlier had to bear the brunt of high cost of fuel in the face of high oil prices in the international market, it is only fair that they also enjoy the benefits of the cut in international prices; an advantage the APC had continued to deny them.

“The PDP invites Nigerians to note how the APC and its leaders had remained silent and failed to support the demand for reduction of fuel price; a development that only points to apparent complicity in this sleazy scheme against our citizens.

“The PDP, therefore, charges the APC and its administration to immediately reduce the pump price to the appropriate price of N90 as well as refund the accruable, so far, from the N35 per liter difference and channel same to provision of palliatives to Nigerians.

“Our party also challenges the APC to join the PDP and other well-meaning Nigerians in our persistent demand that orders the recovery of over N14 trillion oil money stolen by APC leaders in the last four years including the stolen N9trillion detailed in the leaked NNPC memo, and redirect same to the welfare of Nigerians.

“Furthermore, the PDP reiterates its demand for the establishment of Eminent Nigerians Group to manage donations towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and ensure that the palliatives get to venerable Nigerians without any political and bureaucratic bottlenecks”.

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Coronavirus: Ajimobi reacts as Oyo Gov Makinde tests positive

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Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed sadness over his predecessor’s test result for coronavirus.

Governor Seyi Makinde had confirmed his positive status and said he was going into isolation.

In a statement Monday night, Ajimobi, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said he reached out to Makinde after the announcement.

Ajimobi disclosed that he sent his wishes and beseeches God’s protection.
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“Immediately I heard that my brother, Governor Seyi Makinde test came back positive, I sent him a text message to express solidarity with him and wish him quick recovery and God’s protection.

“I also want to appreciate him for his bravery with this revelation. I know with adequate care he will get over it. I wish him a quick recovery”, he noted.

Ajimobi added that coronavirus is not a death sentence and that “we will get over this too”.

He advocated compliance with all safety measures including washing of hands, social-distancing and other safety standards as recommended by health professionals.

The former Senator commended the efforts of Muhammadu , federal government officials and agencies as well as state governments in curbing the disease.

The global pandemic has claimed over 35,000 lives across the world.

now has 131 cases.

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