Anambra APC tasks Obiano, others to declare coronavirus status

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State has called on Governor Willie Obiano and other state governors in the country to make their Covid-19 health status public.

The party, in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary, Okelo Madukaife, said the call followed the decision that all governors who sat in the Nigerian Governors Forum meeting should go for tests.

It said Obiano should not be afraid to take the lead on the declaration.

He praised the governors who had boldly declared their status, urging others to follow suit.

The statement read, "We seize this chance to commend the governors who have boldly and courageously declared their status, following the decision that all governors who sat in the Nigerian Governors Forum meeting should go for tests, and wish them speedy recovery.

"We trust that other governors will do so to embolden their citizens to step forward and be scrutised, as opposed to the Imo State experience.


"The Government of Anambra State should not be afraid to take pioneer steps."

The party further charged the government of Anambra State to acquire its own testing kits as well as set up its testing centres as it related with NCDC and the Federal Government in terms of standards, guarantees and facilities which the state could not immediately provide.

"Our chapter of APC restates for the avoidance of doubt that Anambra State will do better in the fight against COVID 19 if it makes a bold move to acquire its own testing kits, sets up its testing centres and relates with NCDC and the Federal Government collaboratively  in terms of standards, guarantees and facilities that the state cannot immediately provide.

"It is our considered view that this approach will win us the fight, which there is no reason to assume we are on top of because no tests are being done in the state.


"We see the current struggle as too serious for the Secretary to Anambra State Government to speak in circles or parables, raising more questions than answers.

"If Governor Obiano has announced through a third party that is not his deputy, who takes charge by law, when he is unavailable, we need to hear how many samples were tested in Irruwa and if those fall into the category that NCDC prioritises at the moment and what ratio it is to the resident population in the state," the statement added.

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