Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has tested Negative for COVID-19.
Governor Akeredolu in a state wide broadcast on Monday said after spending days in isolation and, running the test twice,Doctors confirmed him negative.
The result came five days after he tested positive to COVID-19
Akeredolu urged residents of the state to always take precautions against the dreaded virus.
He said despite the challenges ,Government will continue to sustain effort to contain the menace.
Meanwhile, his embattled deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi has denied planning to run down the state by planning protests in Akure and Abuja to compel the governor to hand over to him.
Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Mr Tope Okeowo, in a statement on Monday in Akure described the allegation as “untrue reckless and provocative as it represents an orchestrated attempt by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s government to portray the deputy governor as a man desperate for power at all cost.
“A government which deliberately twisted the interpretation of Section 190(2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) to mean that the Deputy Governor was demanding for the handover of power to him can do anything to whip up sentiment and remain relevant.
“It must be stated that the Constitution of the Federal Republic is explicit on who takes over in a situation where the governor of a state is incapacitated or unable to discharge his duties. The deputy governor of Ondo State is a man of peace and firm believer in our nation’s constitution. Therefore H.E Agboola Ajayi does not need to sponsor any protest for a constitutional provision to be effected.
“While we are not praying for such situation to occur in Ondo State, it must be noted that the actions and utterances of some political office holders in the state is dangerous to our democracy.”