Published February 1, 2021
John Alechenu , Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party has pleaded with Nigerians not to take a cue from the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , to violate COVID – 19 protocols .
This was contained in a press statement titled , “ PDP Expresses Dismay By Buhari’s Violation of COVID – 19 Law…Charges Nigerians Not to Follow Such Examples ,” signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP , Kola Ologbondiyan , in Abuja , on Sunday .
The PDP expressed dismay over the president ’s reported violation of his own executive regulation on COVID – 19 , which provides for 6 – months jail term for defaulters.
Ologbondiyan said, “ It is a huge national embarrassment and gross failure of leadership that President Buhari, who ought to lead by example , is being reported of publicly violating the COVID -19 regulation , which he signed just five days ago .
“ Such disregard to law and rules , which have characterized the Buhari Presidency and the APC , is largely responsible for the failure of leadership under the Buhari- led APC administration in the last five years. ”