I just finished a conversation with a close aide of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State. He said himself is now in self-isolation.
And like my instinct told me, this close Ally of Mr. Governor pointedly said its height of stupidity for anyone to think his principal contacted Covid-19 through the PDP rally held in Ibadan on March 18th.
Explaining why it cannot be through the Ibadan PDP unification rally, the aide said Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State and eight other persons who already tested negative attended the rally despite spending a lot of time with Governor Makinde for over 20 hours.
He also said it is very unlikely that Makinde got the virus from the same contact that Kaduna Governor, Nasir Elrufai contracted the virus from because he (Makinde) never heard contact with anyone tested positive in Aso Villa.
He confidently said Governor Makinde contracted the Virus through the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan Team.
The aide said Makinde had been working with the UCH team for the past 8 days on how to contain convid-19 in Oyo State without knowing that the UCH officials were exposed to the virus outside Nigeria.
“Oga has been working very closely with the Provost of College of Medicine, his Deputy and the CMD of UCH. They have attended several meetings with Oga.
“Oga went for test when these people tested Positive. There’s higher possibility that the UCH team imported the virus because they all returned from dangerous zones 12 to 13 days ago”, the aide said.