After former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar announced that his son has tested positive and had been taken to Gwagwalada Hospital, reports about the son’s movements in the past few days began to emerge.
According to a report flying around, it is alleged that the said son attended the recent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rally which held in Ibadan last week, and interacted with many people.
It was also alleged that many, especially senior party officials and government functionaries met with him and have now been directed to go on self-quarantine.
Governor Seyi Makinde who organised the rally had apologized to Nigerians who slammed him for organizing a political rally in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, it seems that the consequences of organizing a rally amid the outbreak have started showing up as many are now in serious panic that an uncontrollable explosion might just be on the way.
To put the panic to rest, however, the chief press secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa debunked the report that the Atiku’s relative who came to the rally was the one who tested positive to the virus.
According to Adisa who wrote on his Twitter handle, “We want to place on record for the notice of the general public that the information suggesting that the said son of Atiku was the same person that represented him at the Southwest PDP unification rally in Ibadan, Oyo state is false.
“We have since confirmed that a different member of the Atiku family is the person so infected. The public should please ignore such unfounded rumor. Thanks.”
The information however didn’t do much at taking away the fears of many who reason that even though the person who attended the really was a different son, there is also a chance that he had come in contact with the infected member of the family.