The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),
Kola Ologbondiyan has asked Governor. Yahaya Bello to apologise to the
people of Kogi State for misleading them on COVID-19.
Ologbondiyan, in a statement, while reacting to the declaration of
lockdown in Kabba Bunu LGA of the state following an alledged index
case, said the governor needs to apologise to the people for not
allowing for test and for not providing the desired leadership since the
emergence of the pandemic in the country.
Ologbondiyan, who hails from Kabba Bunu LGA, said the governor needs to
apologise for mounting his treadmill and shadow boxing with COVID-19
when he was expected to lead the campaign against the pandemic.
He disclosed that the governor did not show the required seriousness in
leadership in the fight against the pandemic in the state, saying as a
governor, he ought to apologise for also not funding even the committee
he set up to fight the pandemic and for not providing palliatives to the
people like was done in other states.
Ologbondiyan said the machinery has been put in place to monitor the
lockdown and to see that Gov. Yahaya Bello provides palliative to the
people during the period, lamenting that while other states took
advantage of COVID-19 to improve their health facilities and
infrastructure, that could not be said of Kogi state.
Ologbondiyan urged the people of Kabba Bunu to be strengthened by the
fact that measures would be put in place for their safety and
well-being, describing COVID-19 as a global pandemic and not a death
He concluded by saying that the situation affecting the area is not
their making, but assured that with prayers, love, unity and brotherhood
the people of Kabba Bunu LGA are known for, they would overcome.