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Covid-19: You are sabotaging Ogun Govt Efforts, LP Blasts Adebutu, others

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The Ogun State chapter of Labour Party, (LP) has again called on the state government to compel the former House of Representatives member for Remo federal constituency, Hon Oladipupo Adebutu and his aides to submit themselves for isolation in order for the government to fully achieve its aim of fighting the dreaded coronavirus.


The Party in a letter addressed to the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and copies sent to the Presidential Task force on Covid-19, and the NCDC said the failure to disclose their status amount to deliberate sabotaging the Covid-19 intervention efforts of Governor Dapo Abiodun led Administration in Ogun State.

The Party submitted that through their silence and flagrant refusal to submit themselves for test and non disclosure of the status of those that has gone for the test, the state might not easily achieve the immediate flattening of the surge. 

The letter which was signed by the Chairman of the Party in the State, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi alleged that  Hon Adebutu and his political aides in the three senatorial district of Ogun State "knowingly ,intentionally and wistfully choose to aid the spread of covid-19 surge 
by promoting  the inconveniences, pains and losses  associated with the  Corona virus in Ogun State" 

"At this point today , it is the 3rd day and 72 hours since the Governor got alerted about  Ladi Adebutu covid -19 status. It is no more a rumour that the Medical Doctor who has been attending to him secretly and privately has been isolated".

"It is medically and officially acknowledged that corona virus takes 14days to incubate.

Read the letter here

This very alarming development ought to galvanize the State Governor into action on Adebutu Ladi's Covid- 19 status immediately else we might have over 20,000 index cases in the next 30days 

This has become a very dangerous and an extremely avoidable risk which  compromises the good people of Ogun State.

Mr Governor Sir , let us consider the following points : 

(1) Is Ladi Adebutu's individual bigness so much high that it can be equated with the lives of possibly thousands of Ogun State citizens ?
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(2) As at today , it is a known truth that Ladi Adebutu has severally taking part in various meeting and contacts with hundreds of innocent citizens who in turn have gone ahead to be in another set of more hundreds of Ogun Citizens.

Take Alhaji Semiu Sodipo and Engr Bayo Dayo as a couple of those who have been moving and interacting with several other people who in turn have also been freely mingling with family and friends all over Abeokuta and Ijebu Igbo respectively and the possible consequences of this.

(3) Why is the State Government being reluctant to take the Internationally  established procedural steps on this matter ?. Does it mean that Adebutu Ladi and his fellow suspected virus infected partners could this much intimidating to the Government ?.

 (4) From this very moment , the NCDC will be made to see the dangerous but avoidable disaster Ogun Citizens are being subjected to and the seeming reluctance of the State Government to take steps that could keep the possibility of an unprecedented explosion of the in the spreading of the virus in Ogun State.
 Being rich doesn't make one's life more important or more special as to be seen as equal to thousands of other lives .
We have seen many victims of the virus who made no secret of their status and thus got tested. Just yesterday , the Asiwaju and National Leader of APC was publicly announced to have submitted himself to test on covid- 19.
(5) we trust your excellency that you will not,  indulge these few men led by Hon  Ladi Adebutu and his men to be allowed to rubbish all the Government's yeoman's job on this matter and the very agonising sacrifices of the entire State to go to waste because one person and his partners who certain people  considered too big and too rich for the Government to act appropriately.

Let me quote BOLA AHMED TINUBU Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman Statement on the Outcome of COVID-19 Tests. He said 

“Covid-19 is a real and present threat. Those of us who discount it or claim it is a fabrication do a grave and dangerous disservice to the public well-being. 
Following the death of our well-respected and beloved Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Lateef Raheem, NCDC medics took the wise precaution of taking samples from his body for testing to actually determine the cause of death. Today, the test results are back. The samples tested positive for Covid-19."
As a precautionary measure taken soon after the death of Alhaji Raheem, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and all their aides took COVID-19 tests Saturday, April 25. The results of the tests were returned this morning. Test results for both Asiwaju and Senator TInubu were negative."

“The results of one aide were positive. The rest of the staff was negative. The one staff member has been isolated in accordance with NCDC guidelines. Further contact tracing and COVID-19 tests are being conducted by the NCDC with regard to the relatives and possible contacts of that staff member.

We once again call on the State Governor to act with  quickness without any further delay , to immediately compel Hon  Ladi Adebutu to report to Ogun state isolated center while his aides who has contact with him be arrested . More over  all their identifiable contacts should be located , made them to do test and get them safely  quarantined. 

Our reason was because Hon Ladi Adebutu political aides has continue to hold noctunal meetings with over 600 people and this might have affected over 10,000  unsuspecting members of the public despite their status and criminal refusal to submit themselves for test as required by all known Laws and as  at today  with just 14days incubation period     we don't know how many of such  vulnerable people from Iperu has been affected , we don't know how many from Remo land, we don't know how many vulnerable people has this symptoms in Ogun east and Ogun Central.


It is our considered and well thought out suggestion that:

(1) The Government should urgently cause all the houses the affected persons isolated. 

(2) All their possible traceable contacts should be tested and put in isolation including members of their immediate families and friends alike.

(3) All the political aides who have remained consistently in contact with Ladi Adebutu at PARK IN HOTEL and his residence in IPERU include the suspended Engr Bayo Dayo, Alh Semiu Shodipo, Chief Kola Ogunbiyi (KOLINGAY)  Mr Soledolu , Hon. Akinlabi , Mr Austin , Mr Bola Dayo , Mr Adeoye,Hon Adesanya, Mrs Remi Odubote, Seun Adesanya, Mr Alatise,  Amu Dickson,  Bose Olunla,  Mr Jackson , and  Alh Moshood Adesina. 
Also four local Herbalist Doctor of the suspended Engr Bayo Dayo by name Taiwo Elegbeji , Ifa Sunday , Land Lord  and Enimola Araba covid -19 status should also be verified to avert possible escalation of the pandemic

The Government should strongly go out to hunt for the concerned people , get them arrested for immediate testing and isolation. 
We responsibly and sincerely recommend with lots of concern that utmost attention and a powerful searchlight should be beamed immediately on PARK IN HOTEL with the vulnerable employees from the topmost to the least who might have been exposed to the dreaded covid- 19 infection through possible contact with the numerous associates, security,  personal aides  and other sources related to the persons identified here.

Finally 
THE OGUN STATE GOVERNOR MUST ACT NOW ON HON LADI ADEBUTU'S COVID- 19 POSITIVE STATUS TO STEM THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES TOO DANGEROUS TO CONTEMPLATE.

Signed

Comrade Arabambi Abayomi 
Ogun Lp
State Chairman
29th April 2020

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        NCDC ABUJA

      PRESIDENTIAL PANEL on covid 19 Abuja