The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, has called on Governor Yahaya Bello to submit himself for medical examination to ascertain whether he is free of coronavirus.
The call was coming on the heels of the discovery that Mr Abba kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari who had contact with the Governor during a condolence visit to Okene, tested positive to COVID-19.
A statement by the PDP’s 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.
The party called on all those who had contact with the CoS to go for test as a precautionary measure against the spread of the disease.
The statement appealed to the All Progressives Congress (APC)- led government not to play politics with the health and safety of the people of the State.
The party prayed that Gov Bello and other stakeholders who had contact with Mr Kyari will test negative in the end, adding that subjecting themselves to test will assuage the rising apprehension in the state.
The PDP noted that it has still not seen any concrete preparation by the government to tackle the scourge in the state beyond the shutting down of institutions and banning of public gatherings.
It urged the state government to take a cue from what is obtainable in Borno, Lagos and other states where there is measure of commitment to fighting the scourge.
It expressed worries over the “sudden disappearance” of the governor from the state without cogent reason in the face of a global pandemic which requires concerted effort by every chief executive in tackling it.