COVID-19: Subject yourself for test, Kogi PDP tells Gov Bello

The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Alhaji Yahaya Bello to immediately subject himself to COVID-19 test having had contact with Abba Kyari, the Chief of staff to President Mohammadu Buhari.

The PDP in a statement signed by the Director Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson said the fight against the dreaded Covid 19 virus can only be won when stakeholders show responsibility beyond lips service, urged those who had contact with the CoS to go for test.

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The statement appealed to the APC led government not to play politics with the health and safety of Kogites, however, prayed for Gov Bello and wish that he test negative at the end.

The PDP notes that it has still not seen any concrete preparation by the government to tackle the scourge in the state beyond the shutdown and ban of public gatherings, urged the Government to take a cue from what is obtained in Borno, Lagos and other states where they have shown serious commitment to fighting the scourge.

The PDP lamented that for an issue that is presently a global phenomenon and requires political and other will to fight by leadership at all strata, said it is worried by the sudden disappearance of the governor from the state for no serious reason, described it as unfortunate.

The PDP, however, called on the state government to be civil even in the face of the enforcement of the order banning public gatherings, said it had gotten a report of human rights abuse of citizens from across the state.


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