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COVID-19: CUPP Attacks Buhari Over Lockdown Extension

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The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the two weeks extension of lockdown in Ogun, Lagos, and Abuja.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Monday extended the lockdown, saying that the aim of the lockdown was to further curb the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The president added that his government will support another one million families, thereby increasing the palliative register to 3.5m Nigerians.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Spokesperson of CUPP, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said the lockdown extension without putting adequate palliatives for Nigerians was “insensitive.”

Ugochinyere, however, warned that the extension could lead to hunger and social unrest.

He wrote: “Opposition Coalition (CUPP) describes President Buhari’s extension of the lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun for another 14 days without putting in Place a sustainable, robust and far-reaching palliative to reduce the sufferings of Nigerians as insensitive and a recipe for hunger-induced Social Unrest.”

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