The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state has expressed sadness over the first recorded case of Covid-19 in the state.
The party, in a statement from its State Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife, titled, “Anambra APC regrets Covid-19 death, Resurgence”, however blamed the ugly incident on what it called the
lack-lusture government of the Willie Obiano-led administration.
It challenged the governor to take responsibility with regards to the incident than heaping blames on the dead.
The statement sighted by The DAILY VENDOR partly read, “Our great party is saddened by the death of one person, arising from COVID-19 in the state.
“We pray God for the repose of his soul and solicit God’s comfort of the bereaved family.
“We however wish to desuade Gov. Willie Obiano and his lack-lusture government, from heaping blames on the dead, who can no longer defend and state their side of the story and take responsibility.
“That is leadership. That is governance.
“Are there no porous borders in Anambra State that sang where the song was border closure but the dance was importation of infections which led the state song into a second wave of the pandemic so soon, even though foretold.
“Not even the hurried erection of metal gates in some entry points, too little, too late, can assuage the feeling of carelessness which has registered in the minds of Ndi Anambra regarding the handling of this COVID 19 saga in Nnamdi Azikiwe’s home state.
“Ndi Anambra are forced to ask if they elected an ulaga masquerade that makes appearances to sing on occasions, as figuratively captured by governorship broadcasts without commensurate action in between.
“We and more importantly are not impressed by the setting up of ‘political’ structures in the guise of searching for COVID-19 cases in Anambra’s 326 wards, when infected persons can successfully travel into Anambra State from Kano, according to the official narrative.
“We pray for vision that will lead Anambra State to transformational and purposeful leadership in the near future.”