– The PDP has reacted to the arrival of Chinese doctors in Nigeria over the
– The opposition party asked Nigerians to hold President Buhari and the APC responsible if there is an upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the country
– The party said it is worried that President Buhari went ahead to invite the
Chinese doctors despite protests by Nigerians and professional bodies The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted as Chinese doctors arrived Nigeria to assist in the containment of the coronavirus cases in the country.
The lead opposition party told Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible if there is an upsurge in the rate of COVID-19 cases and death the country following the importation of doctors from China.
The party in a statement signed by its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, April 8, said it is alarmed that President Buhari ignored the protests by Nigerians and professional bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). The PDP reiterated that President Buhari had been warned that the importation of the Chinese doctors who are from the hotbed of the plague will expose Nigerians to further risks.
It said Nigerian doctors and nurses have been on top of the situation with records of recoveries and less casualties, thereby questioning the real intentions of bringing in doctors from China.
The PDP also claimed that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had been trying to exonerate itself from the decision to bring in the Chinese doctors.
“The PDP wants President Buhari to note that Nigerians already know the pace, intensity and trajectory of COVID-19 statistics at the time the Federal Government, which he leads, gave passage to these Chinese doctors.
“Nigerians are aware that since the index case was reported till date, our nation’s COVID-19 data stands at 254 confirmed cases, out of which 44 have been successfully treated by our doctors with 6 deaths, which reportedly had other underlining ailments.