Ondo governor's wife, late commissioner’s wife ‘test positive for COVID-19’

Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, wife of Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus, TheCable is reporting.

According to the report, according a source at the Ondo government house said the state’s first lady has gone on self-isolation.

The development comes two days after the governor announced that he had contracted the disease.

The report quoted the source as saying Oluwatoyin Adegbenro, wife of the late commissioner for health, has also tested positive for COVID-19.

TMZNaija had earlier reported that Wahab Adegbenro, the late commissioner, died in isolation centre on Thursday.

His wife is said to be receiving treatment at the hospital of her late husband in Akure, the state capital.

According to the report, four out of the 19 members of the state house of assembly who followed Akeredolu to Abuja for the submission of his re-election nomination form fell ill but refused to undergo COVID-19 test.

Before heading to the headquarters of the APC, the governor was seen in the midst of the lawmakers who sang his praise.

“You are what God says you are! You are what God says you are! You are a winner, not a loser; you are what God says you are,” they sang in unison in a video posted online.

Neither the governor nor the lawmakers observed the safety protocols listed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

They did not wear face masks or maintain social distance in the video of the event which has since gone viral.

Shortly after Akeredolu sneezed on his palm, one of the lawmakers reached for his hand which he raised high as others acknowledged the governor who beamed with smiles.

Two weeks after the incident, the governor announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and directed members of his cabinet to self-isolate and also go for test.

The results of the test conducted for commissioners, senior special advisers, top political office holders in Ondo and other aides attached to the governor’s office are yet to be released

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