Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its profound gratitude to all donors to the state’s COVID-19 Endowment Fund.
The party in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, the Secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke and the Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji commended the donors for promptly heeding the clarion call to support the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
According to the statement, the support being rendered in cash and materials in support of governor Seyi Makinde’s efforts at containing the dreaded Coronavirus is encouraging.
The party also urged Christians in the state to continue to maintain the virtues of Jesus Christ to love, forgive, persevere and remain compassionate to one another most especially to the less privileged noting that these were the main essence of Easter celebration.
PDP further praised the response of eminent Oyo sons and daughters as well as other well meaning Nigerians for turning out in their numbers to support Oyo state government’s efforts to combat COVID-19.
It commended the state’s Task Force on COVID 19 headed by governor Seyi Makinde for taking bold steps in its determination to defeat the dreaded pandemic.
The party further stated that much is still expected from everyone as the disease is still very much around, even as the world is battling to get a cure.
It urged some politicians who are attempting to cash in on the pandemic to engage in political campaigns to have a rethink.
The statement also admonished the people of Oyo State to note that the dreaded virus does does not respect social status or political affiliation addijg that the people should always adhere to laud down protocol by medical experts.
The statement reads in part: “We have to sound it loud enough that this is the time politicians and political oppositions across the world are setting partisanship aside to join forces with government in the fight against coronavirus. Politics and political activities of any form can only thrive when the threat to human existence Is defeated.
“We also salute and appreciate the philanthropic gestures of Sir Bode Akindele, Aare Musulumi of Yoruba Land, Edo and Delta State, Alhaji Dauda Makanjuola D-Damak, Sen Rasheed Adewolu Ladoja, Bar Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Engr Remi Oseni, Engr Dotun Sanusi, Banks, and other corporate bodies and other individuals who have contributed towards Oyo State’s Endowment Fund.”
The party equally urged eminent Oyo sons and daughters within and outside the state to set political party affiliations aside and join hands with Governor Seyi Makinde in the battle to defeat COVID-19.