Posted by News Express | 26 June 2021 | 1,114 times
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to come clean on the real reason his scheduled medical trip to London was canceled at the last minute.
The party’s position is amidst increasing international disapprovals to the escalated human right violations, constitutional breaches, clampdown on citizens, suppression of free speech and other excesses by the Buhari administration, for which there have been concerted demands for travel restrictions against officials of the Buhari Presidency.
The party said that while Mr. President should be left to sort out whatever impediments or constraints that led to his sudden cancellation of his scheduled medical trip, he should use this period to have some introspection on the sorry situation in which his incompetent, divisive, vindictive and suppressive administration has pushed the nation into in the last six years.
PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, urged President Buhari to use this period to reflect on the suffering of millions of Nigerians who do not have access to foreign medical treatment, but who are dying on daily basis because of his failure to pay attention to the healthcare system, which has become decrepit under his watch.
“In his consideration, Mr. President must also reflect on how he has wrecked our country’s once robust economy that was handed over to him in 2015 by the PDP, to the extent that Nigerians can no longer afford to feed because their purchasing power has become depressingly low while he (Mr. President) recedes further into the luxury and the safety of the Aso Rock Villa at the expense of the well-being of the ordinary citizens.
“It is indeed heartrending that President Buhari appears to think of himself only even as Nigerians pass through these worst forms of hardship occasioned by his own misrule. Nigerians are also dismayed that Mr. President has consistently failed to honour his pre-2015 campaign promise not to embark on medical tourism if elected President.
“President Buhari therefore ought to be aware that the only condition in which history will be kind to him, as he has always wished, is if he honours his own words as well as use this period to resolve the impasse between the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and his administration, fix our hospitals and confront other challenges facing the health sector in our country,” the party said.
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