Following the recent twists that Atiku’s son attended the recent Ibadan rally of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where he interacted with many people before tested positive to coronavirus, the special adviser to the Vice President, Paul Ibe has reacted to the issue.
The former Vice president had disclosed in a tweet on his verified twitter handle on Sunday night that one of his sons was infected and revealed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has been duly informed about the situation and that his son had been moved to the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for treatment.
However, that Adamu was taken to the hospital is not the end of the matter as argument continue surfacing on social media.
Earlier, Mouthpiece NGR reported the son of Atiku infected with coronavirus met with the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Muhammed who’s currently in self isolation.
Ladan Salihu, in a tweet said “Our Governor Bala Mohammed in self isolation following contacts with Atiku Abubakar’s son. Yes, we were on the same flight from Lagos to Abuja. They shook hands and down exchanged greetings. The Governor and the rest of us have taken tests. The result will be negative Insha Allah.”
Reacting, the special adviser to the Vice President, said “for the purpose of putting the records straight and dispelling false narratives about the itinerary of a son of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar currently undergoing treatment for Corona Virus (COVID-19) infection, I wish to make the following clarifications:
“The clinical case returned to the country on 17th March via Switzerland from some business engagements in France and Switzerland”
“He attended a private meeting of six (6) persons same day in Lagos, stayed in his private house for the night and took an Aero 5.20pm flight to Abuja on the 18th.
“The case did not travel with his family or any other but travelled alone by Emirates Airline.
“The case wore face mask as a precautionary measure since his arrival in Nigeria.
“The case did not show symptoms of infection and voluntarily placed a call to NCDC on arrival in Abuja late on the 18th to inform them he had returned from COVID-19 prone country and desired to be tested.
“On the 19th, NCDC took his blood sample which result came positive on the 20th. He subsequently went into self isolation to protect his family within his own house.
“Meantime his son has since tested negative while his wife’s result is being awaited. The two persons are currently in self isolation.
“We urge members of the public to disregard the perfidious information that the case accessed open locations. He was not at Play Lounge nor any other club in Abuja as being mischievously bandied about.
“The case neither attended the Friday Jumu’a prayers nor any social gathering until his evacuation to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital on the 20th where he is being treated and managed.
“We thank Nigerians for their prayers and support through this difficult time. Once again, it needs to be restated that the risk and danger of #COVID19 is real. Ensure you follow the World Health Organization and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines on how to stay safe.”
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