Please, Press Release From Chief Eze C. Eze for immediate release and publication
14 – 05 – 20 PRESS RELEASE
Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has expressed satisfaction over the commitment exhibited by Prof. Henry Ugboma, the Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, towards the exposure and containment of the deadly virus in the State through ensuring the installation of not only the Testing machine for COVID 19 patients, but creating a conducive environment for quarantining alleged carriers and treatment of confirmed cases.
In a statement circulated to media houses, the party Chief said Prof. Ugboma’s relentless efforts towards the health and safety of Nigerians living and carrying on businesses in Rivers state as well as his undying desire in maintaining and expanding the status of UPTH as one of the foremost health institutions and citadels of training and excellence in the country has proved that he is the right man for this task at this critical time in the life of Rivers State.
Eze notes with gratitude that through the prudent managerial skill exhibited by Prof. Ugboma, the hospital now has two Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing machine: One given by the Federal Government in Conjunction with NCDC and Shell and an upgrade conducted by the Installation experts on an existing one owned by the hospital, bringing the number to two.
Recall that the CMD did a tour with journalists round the newly unveiled covid 19 center and two testing machines domiciled at the hospital.
Chief Eze said the center which has been approved by NCDC is the first of it’s kind in Rivers State and has the tripartite capacity of testing, isolating and treating corona virus cases in the state.
While encouraging residents to make themselves available for testing for optimum utilization of the kits, Eze said the feat recorded by Prof. Ugboma and his team has filled the very big vacuum created by Gov. Wike’s lackadaisical attitude and acts of ill will towards the health of Rivers people. He described his constant broadcasts as mere noise making, amounting to nuisance, stressing that residents of Rivers State and environs can now benefit from the facility through speedy and uninterrupted testing and timely release of test results in the hospital.
The party Chief also revealed that UPTH has released two ambulances to convey emergency cases to the hospital for free during the lockdown. He called on residence to take advantage of the opportunity in case of emergency in their neighbourhood by dialing 08061233477 for quick emergency response.
He counselled Gov. Wike to commend Ugboma for the great feats he has recorded in the health sector through UPTH, especially in the fight against the novel corona virus, and partner with him to get rid of the pandemic in Rivers state.
He appealed to to Rivers people to comply with safety measures and directives from health professionals and always report suspected cases to avoid community spread of the pandemic in Rivers state.
In a separate development, the party chieftain described as hypocritical the relaxation of the lockdown imposed by Governor Nyesom Wike on Rivers State and her people just to allow his party (PDP) inaugurate its State Executive Council and to organise a Thanksgiving service this coming Sunday and not to give any respite to the suffering masses as claimed by the governor.
Frowning at the governor’s pretentious and deceptive mien with which he conducts the fight against Covid 19, Eze said the inauguration of Rivers PDP Exco beneath the façade of lockdown relaxation lies the malevolent dictator’s Greek Gift.
This heinous, sinister and selfish act, Eze said, has once again exposed Governor Wike as one who does not know when to be a statesman and when to expose his passion for partisanship which has gotten to the peak of all unreasonableness.
“Governor Wike unlocked us so he and his party can have their event. Imagine the malevolent tendencies. How else can one define insensitivity? Eze queried.
Eze condemns the Organisers of PDP event for disobeying the Governor’s Executive Order on social distancing of not more than 50 people in a Hall with a space of 1.5 to 2 meters. With this blatant disregard for the COVID 19 directive and the Governor’s directive, Eze asks Wike who will quarantine his disobedient party members who have by that event put the lives of Rivers State under danger and who will auction their vehicles as he did to others that flouted his order. I will like to know also if the Obi Wali Cultural Centre, the venue which was built by Chibuike Amaechi will be dismantled for hosting such a funny event to demonstrate how powerful he Wike is.
Eze reiterated once again that Governor Wike is not fighting Coronavirus but fighting Rivers people for reasons only him and his satanic team can fathom.
Having successfully held his party event, the party Chief said, Wike is set to lockdown the State once again from Monday after the Thanksgiving service by his party members to sustain his draconian regime not minding whether or not Rivers people have got food on their tables.
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
APC Chieftain & former National Publicity Secretary, nPDP
14 – 05 – 20