Controversial former Senator, Dino Melaye, has urged Nigerians not to accept the use of any Covid-19 vaccine from Western countries.
He said this in a short message posted on Twitter, on Wednesday.
In the video, he claimed, “for a hundred years, we couldn’t find a vaccine for cancer. for over forty years we are yet to find any vaccine for HIV AIDS. for over another hundred years research has been going on to find a vaccine for diabetes, we are yet to find a vaccine.
“How is it possible in one year they found a vaccine for Covid 19?”
Senator Melaye further made the unsubstantiated claimed that “those who took the vaccine died within three days.”
He ended the video with a call to African leaders not to allow their citizens to be used as guineapigs by developed nations for “satanic reasons.”
“we will hold the minister of health responsible if any vaccine is used on any Nigerian and there is a concomitant negative effect”, he concluded.
Say no to Covid 19 Vaccine. pic.twitter.com/1eoRdvB45l
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@_dinomelaye) December 16, 2020
Back in May, Dino Melaye shared the conspiracy theory that Covid 19 was caused by 5G networks, and he urged the Nigerian government to resist the wide use of the technology.
Melaye’s current theory is coming at a time when Nigeria is witnessing a second wave of coronavirus pandemic. So far, Nigeria has recorded 74,123 cases of the disease. While 66,494 patients have been discharged, 1,200 people have died.
On Tuesday, The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC),said the country registered 758 new infections in a single day.