A Social commentator and political analyst, Jumu’ah Abiodun has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, Chairman of the Coronavirus pandemic Task Force, who is also Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to call the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to order ahead of the party primaries scheduled for Monday, 20th June, 2020.
Jumu’ah in a statement published on his twitter handle @jumuahabiodun cautioned the APC National Chairman to desist from his present strategies of deliberately instigating direct primaries in Edo State amid widespread prevalence of novel COVID-19 in Nigeria.
“As a concerned citizen of this country, I will like to call the attention of Mr President, COVID-19 Task Force Chairman and National Leader of the ruling party, APC, to Oshiomhole’s strategies of deliberately instigating direct primaries in his state to accomplish his narrow minded plan.
“While it is not my affair to know how you run your party, yet my advice for you is, you need to terminate the idea of direct primaries in Edo State with immediate effect.
“At this point in time whereby the nation recorded 1,005 cases of COVID-19 within the last 72 hours, then Oshiomole is a clown with his direct primaries yearning. If your party wants direct primaries your National Working Committee (NWC), should approach other party Chairmen for postponement of the election.
“The widespread COVID-19 has already created tension and panic in Nigeria with the country’s confirmed cases surpassing 11,000 with 315 deaths,” Jumu’ah stated.
He added that: “How to curb the spread of COVID-19 should be the priority of any responsible leader, not the direct primaries which people will troop out massively to vote.”
Continuing, he said, “I’m using this opportunity to call on the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) and other international communities to advice Buhari’s APC government not to go into any direct primaries for now that Nigeria is the second epicentre of the deadly virus in Africa.”