The All Progressive People’s Congress (APC) has condemned in strong terms political parties that seek political gains from health issues that bothers on the well-being of the people.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu made the condemnation in a press statement released in Abuja said the party observed with disgust the utterances of some partisans following the report of the country’s first case of Coronavirus.
The APC spokesman said this is a time when patriots in conjunction with the government seek national development instead of spreading fear and rumors through fake news and urged all citizens to wait for official news from government.
Mallam Issa-Onilu said “in managing outbreaks such as Coronavirus, transparent and effective communication is key and this government has demonstrated that with timely information to the people”.
The party commended the Federal Ministry of Health, National Centre for Disease Control *NCDC), Lagos and Ogun State governments along with other health institutions, Personnel and states for rising to the occasion.
He argued that Nigeria’s handling of Ebola outbreak was exemplary calling on all Nigerians “to remain upbeat and confident that this too will be another good outing for us”.
- ENIOLA OLATUNJI.