- A prominent PDP chieftain, Doyin Okupe, and his wife have recovered from COVID-19
- Okupe said he and had his wife were discharged after testing negative for the virus twice
- The PDP chieftain and his wife had been at the isolation centre in Sagamu in Ogun state after testing positive in April
A prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Doyin Okupe, and his wife have recovered from COVID-19.
Okupe and his wife had tested positive for the infectious disease on Thursday, April 23. Since then, the couple had been at the isolation ward facilities in Sagamu, Ogun state.
Okupe has, however, announced on Tuesday, May 12, that he and his wife have tested negative for the virus twice and have been discharged in the early hours of the day.
Okupe who is a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan thanked the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun, and the state's commissioner of health, Dr Tomi Coker.
"I also thank the health workers under the leadership of Dr Olaitan and Dr Ayeni. It is incredible what dangerous and sometimes deamining sacrifices they paid, including very long hours of work stretching for a week at a time, all to ensure that we their patients under their care live. My wife and I are grateful to you all," Okupe said.
He also prayed for the recovery of all the COVID-19 patients across the country.
"May God in His Mercies heal all our people in various centres throughout the country and may it please Him to rid our nation of this dangerous scourge. May He continue to endow our present leaders the competence of wisdom to direct the ship of our nation throughout this turbulence," he added.
In another report, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state and PDP's vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, has declared support for President Buhari's order to import o import Madagascar's COVID-19 herb.
"I firmly support the authorisation of @MBuhari for importation and subjection of the Madagascar #COVID19 Syrup to standard validation process for pharmaceuticals, and possibly for use in the cure of this virus," Obi said in a thread of tweets he posted on Tuesday, May 12.
The former governor further advised that similar authorisation should be given to "local inventions".
He added: "Similar authorisation and encouragement should be given to local inventions. This will save us scarce forex and will give confidence to domestic researchers and inventors."
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