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Coronavirus patient: Atiku’s son attended PDP rally— Oyo govt reacts

Nigeria Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the peoples' Democratic party, Atiku Abubakar, who took to his Twitter page to reveal that his son, Adamu, tested positive to coronavirus. He added that his son had been taken to Gwagwalada Hospital, Abuja.

However, that Adamu was taken to the hospital is not the end of the matter.

The new twist to it is that Atiku’s son attended the recent Ibadan rally of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where he interacted with many people.

It was however established that many, especially those senior party officials and government functionaries met with him and have now been directed to go on self-quarantine.

However, a new case of coronavirus was reported in Oyo on Monday morning.

Governor Makinde who organised the rally had apologised but the consequences of organising a rally amid the outbreak of a serious deadly virus have started showing up.

Meanwhile Oyo press secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa has reacted to claims making round that the son of the former Vice President tested positive attended the PDP rally in Ibadan.

Mr Adisa through his verified twitter handle, said:

  “We want to place on record for the notice of the general public that the information suggesting that the said son of Atiku was the same person that represented him at the Southwest PDP unification rally in Ibadan, Oyo state is false.

“We have since confirmed that a different member of the Atiku family is the person so infected. The public should please ignore such unfounded rumor. Thanks.

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