- PDP is worried by the latest positive cases of coronavirus among its political leaders
- The opposition's spokesperson, Ologbondiyan, urged Nigerians to pray for the duo of Ebonyi Governor Umahi and Benue First Lady Eunice Ortom
- Both of them tested positive to coronavirus according to announcements on Saturday
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for prayers for Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi and Eunice Ortom, the wife of Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom.
Both Governor Umahi and First Lady Eunice tested positive to the coronavirus infection on Saturday, July 4.
In a statement signed by the party's spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday, the opposition party expressed sadness at the worrisome development.
The PDP described the increase in the spread of the pandemic across the country as disturbing.
The party, however, charged Nigerians not to be fearful but to be vigilant and follow religiously the preventive measures of personal hygiene, social and physical distancing and early reporting of symptoms.
The PDP urged Nigerians not to let down their guard but beware that COVID-19 is real, especially with the easing of social restrictions across the country.
The party urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts in awareness campaign as well as providing economic stimulus to minimize social exposure and vulnerability of Nigerians in various sectors of endeavours.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi on Saturday confirmed that he had contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic which has also encroached into the state.
Umahi announced his coronavirus status in a statement on Saturday, adding that some of his aides have also tested positive for the deadly pandemic.
Also, Eunice Ortom, the wife of Governor Samuel Ortom and the first lady of Benue state, on Friday, July 3, announced that she had contracted the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Eunice confirmed this after results of tests carried out on her by health officials some days ago to ascertain her health status proved that she has been infected with the disease.
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