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PDP lambastes Buhari over London trip for virtual meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lashed out at the President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd) for travelling to London, United Kingdom, to attend a virtual meeting.

Buhari left the country for the UK on Monday to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 before spending a few days undergoing a previously scheduled medical check-up.

But the opposition party reacted in a statement Tuesday signed by its National Public Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, titled ‘PDP Lampoons Buhari For Travelling to London for Virtual Meeting’

The party @describes as appalling that President @MBuhari could “deploy the nation’s resources to travel to London for the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025, when the meeting is scheduled to be virtual.”

PDP “also berates the @MBuhari Presidency for trying to hide his private appointment with his doctors under the virtual meeting apparently in a bid to launder his consistent failure to honour his pre-2015 campaign promise not to embark on medical tourism, if elected President.”

It “insists that President @MBuhari has no justification to travel to far-away London, since the meeting is virtual meeting or for a medical checkup, which he could have done at home, if his administration had not wrecked our healthcare system.

“Mr. President’s action has confirmed the stand by majority of Nigerians that he is wasteful, thinks only about himself and cares less about millions of our citizens, who do not have access to foreign medical treatment, but who are dying on daily basis because the @MBuhari administration has crippled our health sector.

“It is disheartening that while Mr. President is spending taxpayers’ money relishing the expertise of London doctors and the luxury of medical facilities in that country, millions of Nigerians are dying in decrepit medical facilities at home.

“Moreover, is it not atrocious that Mr. President is more interested in going to London for a virtual education summit when hundreds of students, who ought to be beneficiaries of the meeting, are languishing in kidnappers’ dens, with the @MBuhari administration taking no concrete steps to rescue them and end incessant abduction of students in Nigeria?

“Indeed, there is no way history will be kind with President @MBuhari, as he has always wished, if he continues in his manner of thinking only about his needs at the expense of the generality of Nigerians.

“Our party however urges Nigerian not to resign to despondency in the face of such incompetent, selfish and insensitive @MBuhari-led  @OfficialAPCNg”
administration, but to remain resilient in rallying on the platform of the @OfficialPDPNig to rescue our nation from misrule.”

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