Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s Chief Press Secretary , Mr Taiwo Adisa, says his boss contracted Coronavirus from ‘known people’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Governor tested positive on Monday for the deadly coronavirus to become the second confirmed case in Oyo State.

Mr. Adisa who spoke on Silverbird Television (STV) on Tuesday morning, said there was no need to use the issue of COVID-19 pandemic in the state as political tool.

Adisa stressed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally on March 18, should not be politicized as at the time of the rally, there was no known incident of the virus in the state and the governor didn’t show any symptom of coronavirus.

He said ;

“The issue of the March 18 PDP southwest Zonal Unification Rally doesn’t come to play because there was no known incident of the virus in Oyo State and the governor didn’t also have any symptom(s) as at that time.”

“The governors went back to Abuja the following day and they held a 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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