Dino Melaye, the former senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district has backed the medical test which confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Kogi state.
Recall that the Kogi State Government had rejected theNigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announcement of two cases of Coronavirus in the state on Wednesday May 27.
However in a statement released on Saturday May 30, the former lawmaker said the medical test is real as he knows a patient from Kabba.
Dino Melaye, in a veiled reference to Yahaya Adoza Bello, governor of Kogi State, writes:
“I want to announce that the Covid-19 case in Kogi is real and authentic and cannot understand why any responsible government will want to deny and invariably kill her citizens.
“One of the cases is from Kabba and the victim is personally known to me. I cannot be part of those who will play politics with the lives of my people.
“COVID-19 is real but not a death sentence, if handled early enough. Family members of the Kabba victim who got a referral to Abuja from federal medical centre in Lokoja and all those who had contact with him should please surrender themselves for a test so as to curtail the spread.
“Kogi State government must come down from her imaginary high horse and start contact tracing to help curtail the spread. It is illogical to think we will be free with our proximity to affected states.
“God will hear our cry and heal our land. God bless Okun land! God bless Kogi west! God bless Kogi State.”