Seyi Makinde Under Attack Over Pdp Rally In Oyo
For organizing a demonstration at the state amidst fears of Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has come under attack. The rally had in gathering a Special Assistant to the Governor on Culture and Tourism, Taye, who is alleged to have returned from the United Kingdom, one of the countries with suspected instances of coronavirus. This did not sit well with Nigerians especially following the health minister, Osagie Ehanire affirmed five more cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria such as that of a guy who’d been in Ibadan for 2 weeks before leaving to Ekiti. Also, a suspected case of the disease is immediately being traced in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello is talking to newsmen on Wednesday said the suspected case in his 50’s arrived Bodija area of Ibadan by the Uk. Some Nigerians took to lament the effect of the inherent carelessness on the part of the Oyo state authorities and this assembly.
Here are some comments berating the governor as seen on Twitter
@DeeoneAyekooto “The American who took the Coronavirus to Ekiti had spent 2weeks in Ibadan with his friend and driver. The American died in Ekiti 72 hours after their arrival, the driver tested positive but the friend a female is negative!
Today Makinde held rally in Ibadan. Terrifying!
@BhadmusAkeem “The SA to Oyo State Governor on Culture and Tourism, Taye Currency came back from the UK after spending a few days there and attended a political rally I felt we had a well-read / informed Governor. What on earth is this?
@Demolarewaju “That PDP rally in Oyo State today was terrible optics and totally out of the progressive character so far displayed by Seyi Makinde.I do hope that by tomorrow, Oyo will show working that it is ready to lead the way in the SW in terms of containing and combating the coronavirus.”
@Bori_nla “For the records Seyi Makinde and his team were in Florida on March 4th, they held a mega rally in Ibadan yesterday the 18th , the 14 day self-isolation period wasn’t observed.”
@Ekundayo_yaqup “The governor got it all wrong this time, at this critical moment, what is even the benefit of the rally to the larger populace than to foster their own individual political career. Politicians are all the same regardless of the platform that present them to the field of authority
@Abyfun_bae “Egbami someone that just got back from the UK ooo, I thought our governor should know better
we already have a coronavirus case in Ibadan already because of there negligence which one is this now again bayi, which kind yeye rally them dey do self.”
@Amid_temtayo “Gov. Makinde and his aides were in Florida in 4th of March,they held a rally in Ibadan yesterday,no blame game. The government should ban social gathering, Guys please practice social distance in Ibadan and other states. If possible buy all d necessary stuff for few weeks.”
@directormink “It won’t shock me if the so-called SA Taye Currency is been asked any question about COVID-19 and what personal hygiene steps he took.”
@Donbarzini “Political rally at this crucial time? Is it that when someone attains a position of leadership in Nigeria, he automatically loses his mind?
@Babajidefadoju “The PDP in Oyo State under the leadership of Seyi Makinde assembled these old clowns for a rally despite the COVID19 fears.”