Ondo Commissioner Dies From COVID-19, Days After Gov Akeredolu Tested Positive

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 02 – Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Wahab Adegbenro, has died from COVID-19, according to media reports.

According to online media platform, Saharareporters, a source revealed that Mr Adegbenro died on Monday after he was rushed to a hospital in Owo after contracting Coronavirus.

“The Commissioner died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo and this has just thrown the entire cabinet into chaos.

“He died of COVID-19 because he had contracted the virus earlier and was taking drugs at his own comfort being a medical doctor.”

Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, is currently in self-isolation after testing positive for the virus earlier this week. 

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Facts have now emerged that the governor may have inadvertently exposed several other people within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), without knowing, due to his movement in the past two weeks.

Today’s Echo gathers that Akeredolu’s diagnosis is coming barely two weeks after he visited the All Progressives Congress(APC) party headquarters in Abuja.

Akeredolu was at the party’s secretariat on June 16 to submit his nomination forms and had interacted with officials of the party. He was seen in a video flouting the social distancing guidelines during his visit to Abuja. 

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