The Chairman, Ogun State Chapter of Labour Party (LP) , Comrade Abayomi Arabambi has called on the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to compel former House of Representatives member, Hon. Ladi Adebutu to disclose his COVID-19 status.
News circulated on social media last week that, the former lawmaker representing Ikenne/Iperu/Remo federal constituency, Ladi Adebutu had gone for his COVID-19 test at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Comrade Arabambi in a letter addressed to Governor Abiodun dated 27th April, 2020 accused Adebutu of treating himself secretly at home.
The party said the call became necessary to avoid any situation that can rubbish the effort of the state government in combating the spread of the dreaded disease, coronavirus.
According to the party, the danger of the self-treatment by Hon. Adebutu was as a result of long list of domestic staff, security details and political associates who might have been infected unsuspectedly.
A copy of the letter obtained by our reporter reads, “this is a passionate appeal to your excellency as our State Governor on the need to be much more vigilant on the people reported to have Corona virus but hiding the status and trying to secure treatment at home privately.
“To be afflicted with Covid-19 is not a death sentence but the primary concern of the Government should be how to successfully reduce the spread, more so as a result of some big-manism.
“It is widely known that Hon Ladi Adebutu has done Covid-19 test at LUTH in Lagos through information obtained from his aides and that has since Gone Viral on social media, but rather than disclose the result of his, he rather opted for a home – treatment and secrecy.
“The danger here is that, Hon Ladi Adebutu has lots of domestic staff security details, friends and family who may be endangered by the secrecy and the hidden covid- 19 status of Hon Ladi Adebutu who in the last few days been in a meeting with Engr Bayo Dayo the suspended ex Chairman of PDP who unfortunately appears on OGTV yesterday and Alhaji Semiu Sodipo also.
“Again it is a fact that Hon Ladi Adebutu and host of his political aides and security personnel were at the highly suspected Ibadan PDP unification rallies that increased the spread of the virus in Ibadan from where many top notchers were suspected to have got in contact with the virus including Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
“On the internet today, the media aide to Hon Ladi Adebutu. Mr Musthapa Musa Dapo (MMD) confessed that he has gone for a covid-19 test and awaiting the result.
“My very strong and hard appeal to the Governor is that it should be noted that in the effort at reducing the spread of the virus to avoid the experiences of Countries like USA and Italy, the process of containment should be holistic. Not in anyway encumbered by anyone’s social status as the denial and counter denial of over 700 death recorded in KANO STATE NIGERIA is still very much fresh in the public.
“Finally, I very much strongly suggest that, Hon Ladi Adebutu should be advise or compel to disclosed his status immediately while his following aides, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo, Engr Bayo Dayo, Prince Lekan Tejuosho, Ashaye Barbington Deji, Ajomale Lukman, Leye Odunjo, Hon. Daisi Akintan, Elder Akinhanmi, Adeleye Lukman, Solomon Abiodun Salami, Asiwaju Bankole Akinloye, Hassan Odewunmi, Waliu Olawale Oladipupo, Prince Olatoye Osungboye and all known security personnel attached to him should be made to do the quarantine immediately to observed compulsory Isolation. test and face
“Above is in view of the need to avoid any situation that can rubbish the great job of the Government on the Corona virus containment in the State and that was attested to by the world health organization (WHO) and the National center for desease control (NCDC).”