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COVID-19: PDP Asks Yahaya Bello To Undergo Test

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has been asked to immediately submit himself to a Coronavirus test after coming in contact with Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State made this known in a statement on Wednesday signed by its Director Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson.

According to the PDP, Kyari was one of the top Federal Government officials that graced the three days prayer for the late mother of Governor Bello, Hajia Hawau, last week, in Okene.

The opposition PDP noted the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 virus can only be won when stakeholders show responsibility beyond lip service and urged those who had contact with the CoS to the President to go for test.

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

The PDP noted that it has yet to see any concrete preparation by the government to tackle the scourge in the state beyond the shutdown and ban of public gatherings.

It, therefore, 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 the sudden disappearance of the governor from the state for no serious reason as the country is fighting to curtail the s[read of the virus.

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

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