Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2019 governorship election, Musa Wada, has lambasted Governor Yahaya Bello for misleading Nigerians over the expected COVID-19 vaccines.
Recall that the Kogi Governor in a viral video could be seen discouraging a crowd of supporters from taking the vaccines.
“…They want to use the (COVID-19) vaccines to introduce the disease that will kill you and us. God forbid!” Mr Bello said.
“These vaccines are being produced in less than one year of COVID-19. There is no vaccine yet for HIV, malaria, cancer and for several diseases that are killing us… We should draw our minds back to what happened in Kano during the polio vaccines that crippled and killed our children. We have learned our lessons.
“If they say they are taking the vaccines in the public allow them take their vaccines. Don’t say I said you should not take it but if you want to take it open your eyes before you take the vaccines,” Yahaya Bello had said.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday titled ‘You lack what it takes to advise Nigerians on COVID-19 vaccine, Engr Musa Wada tackles Yahaya Bello’, Wada warned Bello to “stop using COVID-19 as part of his Presidential ambition campaign”.
He described his last outburst against the use of yet-to-arrive COVID-19 vaccine, as “careless and unnecessary misleading”.
The former PDP governorship candidate also asked the Federal Government to “take a very definite stand on the pandemic”, saying the All Progressives Congress-led government is “blowing hot and cold at the same time”.
“The confusion in the land is because the APC lacks proper direction on the pandemic, that is silently killing across the world,” he added.
“One expected someone like Yahaya Bello to keep quiet over serious issues and is unfortunate in APC as anything goes, therefore Bello is being given a free hand and is creating more damages than necessary.
“In Kogi today, some remaining Doctors used candles and local lamps to attend to patients and nobody dare say,” he said.