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COVID-19: Ogun LP demands Isolation of Ogun Lawmakers

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Following their recent trip to the United Kingdom, the Ogun State chapter of Labour Party has called for the isolation of Lawmakers  from the State that had just returned from the United Kingdom to determine their health status.

The Chairman of the Party, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi made the call in Abeokuta in a release he issued on the corona virus pandenmic and the ways to curtail it in the State.

According to the Party, some members of the Ogun State House of Assembly recently retuned into the State a few days back but neither did they self - isolate nor get screened.

The Party said "it has become grave , so dangerous and  compulsory to force not only those who just returned from UK and other western world ,but all the members of the legislature including the Speaker and the totality of the staff and aides with their families to be quarantined.

"Even the friends identified to have come into contact with all the mentioned should be compelled to self - isolate themselves and thereafter be screened".

" It is clearly a thing of shame that some highly positioned individuals could deliberately be this callous enough to endanger the lives of the citizens of Ogun State in this reckless manner.

"These are men who by right should be looked upon by the society as examples  to others.

One can of course not find any kind of justification for the deliberate and plain disobedience to the existing directives of both the Federal and the State Government by the Legislature.

"Considering the level of pro - active and all - embracing efforts Governor Dapo Abiodun Lead administration in the  State over the current outbreak of the Corona virus , it is very sad that it is a band of totally careless legislators who will with impunity put all into danger of collapse.

"It is quite  unfortunate and unexplainable that those who should have been active in complimenting the efforts of the Governor and the State Government are the very set of people busy undoing all the Governor had been doing.

"It is meet to cite the very responsible act of my Friend ,brother and former Commissioner for Sports in Ogun State  Comrade Bukola Olopade who came back from the UK and  voluntarily submitted himself for coronavirus test following observation of  suspected symptoms of the disease, and he is also currently on self-isolation" . 

"Governor Dapo Abiodun should therefore with all due respect  not only act quickly on this bad act of the members of his State House of Assembly but must be seen by all to have acted in the interest of the citizens of Ogun State and even, the Nation.

It is necessary to at this point to highly commend the  Government of Prince Dapo Abiodun for her really brilliant and effectively efficient intervention in the curtailing and containing the spread of the Corona virus in Ogun State.

"We in the Labour Party in Ogun State as the official party representing the interests of the working class ,formal and informal sectors and  citizens of Ogun State strongly condemn in the extreme , this acts  of the elected members of the OGHA and we state with unequivocally that the Government should immediately send the disobedient legislators into self - isolation , identify all persons they had contacts with and do the needful.

"Having said this , LP honestly acknowledge the unceasing demonstration of high grade attention of Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun since the outbreak of this Corona virus. God bless you Mr Governor.

"All the members of the Ogun House of Assembly should be immediately rounded up and quarantined because the first  victim of covid - 19 in Ogun also arrived  simultaneously with the members of the Ogun Legislature from the UK.

" The House of Assembly complex should be closed up and fumigated.
The reality has now boldly confronted us in Ogun State.