Presidency to Senate: These are not the times for cheap politics

Garba Shehu

The Presidency on Thursday faulted calls by senators for President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with the nation over the outbreak of Coronavirus within the nation.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a press release urged Nigerians to unite in opposition to COVID-19.

He advised Nigerians this was not the time to assault the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The assertion learn: “We additionally plead with Nigerians to not see this most peculiar of occasions as one to be politicised or seen as a chance to regurgitate grudges in opposition to the federal government or the ruling All Progressives Congress. North, South, East, and West – all Nigerians should unite to combat this plague, irrespective of spiritual or ideological affiliation.

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“In this regard, populist advocacies such as the one accusing the President of ‘complacency’ simply because he has not made a television address by ranking members of our respected parliament are cheap and sensational. These are not the times for populism and cheap politics.”

The Senate had on Wednesday implored President Buhari to deal with Nigerians on the outbreak of Coronavirus within the nation.

The higher legislative chamber additionally urged the Federal Government to close down all worldwide airports besides the Lagos and Abuja airports for simpler monitoring of the illness.


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