By Ibrahim Kegbegbe
A presidential aspirant for the 2023 general election, Olufemi Ajadi, has summoned the Federal Government of Nigeria to reverse the restriction orders of citizens amid COVID-19 and try Nigerian USA based doctor’s prescriptions for treatment on a neutral medical ground.
Ajadi said the trending video of Dr. Stella Immanuel on the COVID-19 treatment, which was captured during the press conference where she addressed the journalists after America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 27, needed to be tried on an impartial COVID-19 case to prove that she lied, not trying to say her experiment was wrong.
Immanuel claimed “you don’t need masks” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and that recent studies showing hydroxychloroquine is ineffective for the treatment of Covid-19 are “fake science” sponsored by “fake pharma companies”.
“This virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax,” the woman claims. “You don’t need masks, there is a cure,” she added.
The video quickly went viral on Facebook, becoming one of the top-performing posts on the platform with more than 14 million views before it was taken down Monday night with the allegation that the doctor was promoting misinformation. It was shared nearly 600,000 times, according to Crowdtangle, a data-analytics firm owned by Facebook.
The video was also removed by YouTube, where it had been viewed more than 40,000 times. Users attempting to access the video late Monday were greeted with a message that said it had been removed for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
Ajadi said the issue of COVID-19 should be treated with diplomacy as he felt that the social media and other agencies, like WHO, that went against the Dr. Immanuel’s proscription might have done so in support of the agents behind the economic shambles as none of the social media could be trusted at this moment of coronavirus trial.
He added that the social distancing rules by the state and federal governments have really affected owners of hotels; D.J; Cinematographers and artistes as no shows for them and location for film making since the pronouncement of ‘no social gathering’ rules.
“If the closure of schools; religious centers and amusement centers were not encouraged for political nepotism, we should think twice and work on Dr. Immanuel’s description,” he said.