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Breaking: Ondo Governor Tests Positive For Covid-19 Days After Attending APC NEC Meeting

Rotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State Governor has been tested positive for coronavirus after attending All Progressive Congress National Executive Council Meeting in Abuja

The governor confirmed his status via his
Twitter handle on Tuesday.

He stated that he tasted positive for COVID-19 and has since been in self-isolation according to the guidelines. He however assured that he is doing just well and noted all prayers over his well being from everyone is duly appreciated.

The governor explained that he was advised to take the COVID- 19 test by a governor at the All Progressives Congress National Executive Council meeting held on Thursday in Abuja after been diagnosed of malaria some days back.

He further said the result for the test came out positive but he is asymptomatic

Akeredolu also said that despite been infected with coronavirus, that won’t deter him from performing his public duty.

The governor concluded by advising that malaria should not be just treated as likely.

Buhari Charges APC Governors, Says APC Must Win Edo and Ondo Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors to ensure that the party wins the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.

Buhari gave the marching order when the APC Governors on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, led by its Chairman, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State led some members of the forum and the Chairman, Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni paid a ‘thank you’ visit to him at the State House, Abuja.

It was reliably gathered that the President told the governors to mobilize themselves to do all that is necessary to make sure that Edo does not remain in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

He also said that Ondo state must be retained by the governing party in the forthcoming election.

President Buhari was said to have been disappointed that a serving APC governor could be driven to the point of leaving the party and aligning with the opposition.

It will be recalled that Governor Obaseki of Edo state recently dumped the APC to the PDP as a result of his protracted differences with the former national Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

Sources privy to the meeting hinted that President Buhari was critical about the crises in the governing party and was said to have reiterated his warning that the APC may disintegrate if the crises in it are allowed to fester.

The President told the governors that loyalty should be to the party rather than individuals.

Also at the meeting were chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi; governors Yahaya Bello (Kogi) and Sani Bello (Niger).

Recall again that the lingering crises in the party led to the convocation of the emergency virtual National Executive Committee, NEC, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.

President Buhari at the NEC proposed the dissolution of the Oshiomhole-National Working Committee (NWC), and the setting up of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee with six months mandate to organize a convention.
In his remarks at the NEC. President Buhari warned that if not arrested, the crises in the party would lead to its disintegration.

He had, therefore, admonished all litigants in the party to withdraw all pending litigations against one another, and settle for internal conciliation.

Ondo Deputy Governor Vows To Retain Seat As He Defects To PDP

The Ondo State deputy governor , Mr Agboola Ajayi on who just defected from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said his defection cannot stop him from being the state deputy governor.

Ajayi said this while speaking to newsmen after officially taken membership form of PDP at his Apoi Ward 2 , Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state .

He said he had left the APC officially, however he still remain the deputy governor of the state , adding that he would not resign his position.

The newly defected PDP member said that his people that voted for me did not ask me him resign , so he cannot step down from the post of deputy governor.

Ajayi had been reported to be restrained from going out of the government house in Alagbaka , Akure , the state capital , by the state Police Commissioner, Mr Bolaji Salami , and his team and after been allowed to move out, he reacted by tendering his resignation letter to the APC at his ward level.

‘I Am Not Happy About Oshiomhole’ s Predicament’ Akeredolu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has denied the report that his supporters were jubilating over the Appeal Court ’ s verdict affirming the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Mr Adams Oshiomhole .

The governor, who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information , Mr Donald Ojogo , described a report that he welcomed the plight of Oshiomhole as untrue and mischievous.

The governor said he could not be happy if the party was engulfed in a crisis let alone jubilating over the judgment against the national chairman of the party .

He also say that as a leader of the party he is more than disturbed.

‘We Will No Longer Announced Results If You Don’t Stop Disrupting Elections’ INEC Chairman Warns Politicians

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has threatened that the commission would not declare the results if politicians disrupt the processes ahead the next Ondo and Edo Gubernatorial elections.

He gave the warning while speaking at a virtual meeting on “Democracy and Elections in West Africa” organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).

The INEC boss assured of the commission’s commitment to free, fair and credible elections and warned that where an election was disrupted, the commission would not make a declaration on the outcome due to lack of adherence to guiding rules of the election.

He said there would be no point in making a declaration in such situation because the commission would not endorse fraud or function outside the minimum standard set for the conduct of credible elections anywhere.

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