- Despite seeming political rivalry, the deputy governor of Ondo, Agboola Ajayi, has expressed sympathy over Rotimi Akeredolu's coronavirus status
- Ajayi said on his Twitter page that he received the news with compassion
- The deputy governor is relieved over the fact that the governor is stable in health
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Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor of Akeredolu, has reacted to the coronavirus status of the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who tested positive for the virus recently.
Ajayi, on his twitter page on Tuesday, June 30, expressed sympathy and compassion over the news about Akeredolu's health.
The deputy governor said that he is relieved due to the fact Akeredolu is stable and asymptomatic even while in self-isolation.
He wrote: "I receive the news that the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN tests positive for the Coronavirus with great empathy and compassion.
"He is relieved by the disclosure of Mr Governor that he's asymptomatic and feeling good in the self-isolation."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Akeredolu had announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
The governor made the disclosure on Tuesday, June 30, via a video shared on his official and verified Twitter account. Akeredolu said as at the time of receiving his test result, he was asymptomatic and had since gone into self-isolation.
He called for prayers from the people of the state saying "your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated".
"I had Malaria for a few days and was treated and did get over it. As at the time we had our party (APC) NEC meeting, my colleagues called on me. I spoke with one of them who feared that malaria should not be treated lightly and I should go-ahead to test for Covid-19," Akeredolu said.
"The result came out today, 30th June 2020. And I tested positive. But I am asymptomatic. I am not feeling sick in any way. My doctors have decided that I should take the normal treatment and self-isolate," he said.
The governor assured the people of Ondo state that government work would continue as he would be taking control of the state affairs while in isolation.
Akeredolu further said in the next few days, he would undergo another test to know if there was a change in his Covid-19 status.
Ondo state had 276 cases of Covid-19 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 32 new infections in the state on Monday, June 29.
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