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COVID-19: Fear grips Akeredolu’s political appointees, associates as he self-isolates after testing positve

  • Directs compulsory tests for cabinet members
  • Fear among political elite as video surfaces of Akeredolu surrounded with political associates just before testing positive for COVID-19

Fears have gripped the Ondo State political elite especially top notches of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) as Governor  Oluwarotimi Akeredolu enters into isolation after testing positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Governor also directed all his cabinet members to undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests.

Prior to the Governor’s announcement of his COVID-19 positive status, he has been hosting meetings of his officials and political associates as they plot how to win his second term in office.

Akeredolu had on Tuesday morning declared on his twitter handle that he had tested positive for Coronavirus.

But in a rallying call in a statement in Akure signed by Mr Donald Ojogo, Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, the Governor said he is self-isolating according to international standards.

According to the statement by the Commissioner, “following constant exposure to visitors, as well as the flurry of visitors arising from the pressure of official functions and responsibilities, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu decided to subject himself to COVID-19 test.

“As you all know, the result has come out positive even as Mr Governor wasted no time disclosing his status.

“Sequel to the above, Mr Governor has resolved to self-isolate in line with accepted global standards in respect of COVID-19 protocols.

“This becomes  necessary in order to ensure a proper determination and direction of focus.

“Mr Governor trusts in God that all will be well even as he seeks the prayers of all and sundry during this period.”

It said that the decision by Akeredolu  to go into self isolation was voluntary and clearly depicts the need for transparency as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement, which said there was nothing to fear, explained that no component of government business would be adversely affected within the period of the governor’s self-isolation.

According to the statement, the Governor calls on all to be steadfast and remain committed to their assigned official responsibilities.

“Specifically, Mr Governor calls on his Campaign Team to continue with all planned events and itineraries as regards the Re-run Project. We shall win and win big, he assures.

“In the meantime, Gov. Akeredolu has directed all members of the Cabinet, close aides and others who have had reasons for constant contacts with him to undergo compulsory tests,” it added.

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