Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has promised to hold the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government accountable for the €50 million (N21 billion) donated to the nation by the European Union, EU, to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Deputy national publicity secretary of the party, Diran Odeyemi revealed this recently during a chat with the media.
According to him, there is increasing fear that the great gesture from the EU will not be impactful because the current government has demonstrated a clear lack of capacity to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that APC and its officials should take a clue from the developed world in the way they are handling the global pandemic, because the party is only using it to make money right now.
His words, “We shall hold them to account on behalf of millions of Nigerians. So those who are already smiling to the bank should realise that a day of reckoning awaits them.
“We as a party, are not only afraid that this N21 billion would be misappropriated, we are also worried that so far, Nigerians are yet to be told how the billions of naira donated by well-meaning citizens of this country have been spent.
“How have they handled the welfare of those asked to stay at home who are not salary earners? Monies keep coming in but what are they doing in terms of accounting to the people whose well being was what informed the donation in the first place?”
“The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and their officials should take a clue from the developed world in the way they are handling the global pandemic. It is wrong to use this crisis as a business concern for easy money-making,”
“Nigerians barely managed to stay indoors for two weeks. Even at that, some came out in defiance of the stay at home directive because they could no longer bear it.
“Don’t get me wrong. We all must stay indoors for now but the palliatives they are dishing out have not reached anywhere. Let’s see if they will do something different this time.”