The Chief Press Secretary to Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said on Tuesday that his boss did not contract the dreaded COVID 19 virus at the much talked about PDP unification rally in Ibadan.
Adisa, who spoke with Silverbird Television on Tuesday, said that the governor did not show any symptom of COVID 19 as at the time the rally was held. He added that none of those who attended the rally has tested positive, and that there was no.known case of the vrus in Ibadan when the rally was held.
After the rally, Governor Makinde actually put out a message to indicate that if he had gotten a hint of the existence of coronavirus in the state an hour to the rally, he would have canceled the event and he took responsibility. But we can’t afford to politicise the issue of corona virus,” he said.
The governor’s spokesperson also.said that his boss went to Abuja the day after the rally and met with many of his colleagues, some of whom have tested positive.
He explained that the issue of the PDP rally on March 18 does not come to play because there was no known incident of the virus in Oyo state as at the time of the rally. He also insisted that the governor did not have any symptom (s) at that time.
“The governor went back to Abuja the following day and they held series of meetings. The governor had contact with people that are known. So, we should not politicise an issue like this.”
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