Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
He made the disclosure in a video he posted on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the governor, he’s currently asymptomatic and has been self-isolating.
“Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues,” Akeredolu tweeted alongside the video.
“Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”
Today I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I'm asymptomatic and have been self isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated. pic.twitter.com/P5UH0SmBiw
— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) June 30, 2020
Two weeks ago, ALEDEH News reported how the governor violated the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19’s safety guidelines after he submitted his Expression of Interest and nomination forms for the state’s forthcoming governorship election.
Akeredolu’s supporters sang and danced as they approached the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the governor seen sneezing and covering his mouth.
His supporters didn’t use their face masks and there was no form of physical distancing, before, during and after the announcement.
The governor had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari to inform him of his aspiration for the governorship election. He posed for pictures with the President with the forms.
Akeredolu joins a growing list of governors who have tested positive for COVID-19. They include Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; and Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde. The trio have since recovered.
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, is currently on self-isolation after his daughter tested positive for the disease last week.