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Buhari’s UK trip for virtual summit deceptive, appalling – PDP

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Kola Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party has described as appalling, the decision by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to deploy Nigeria’s resources to travel to London for the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education 2021-2025, when the meeting is scheduled to be virtual.

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

The opposition party raised the issued in a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, titled, ‘PDP Lampoons Buhari for Travelling to London for Virtual Meeting.’

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The statement partly read, “The party insists that President Buhari has no justification to travel to far-away London since the meeting is virtual, or for a medical check-up, 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 Buhari administration has crippled our health sector.”

The party said it was atrocious that Buhari was 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 Buhari administration taking no concrete steps to rescue them and end incessant abduction of students in Nigeria.”

The PDP urged Nigerian not to “resign to despondency in the face of such incompetent, selfish and insensitive” Buhari-led All Progressives Congress regime but to remain resilient in rallying on the platform of the opposition to rescue the nation from misrule.

Buhari had left Abuja on Monday for London to see his doctors and participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education 2021-2025.

This was contained in a statement by the President’s media adviser, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari attends global education summit in London,’ on Monday.

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