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COVID-19: Postpone your congress, Akeredolu tells PDP, bans all gatherings in Ondo

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The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has asked the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to postpone its congress.

The state PDP had fixed its congress for today (Tuesday), March 24.

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But the Akeredolu led government of Ondo State, after its executive council meeting on Monday placed a total ban on all political, social and religious gatherings in the state for 14 days.

The decision was part of the government’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Announcing the development to newsmen after the council meeting, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald Ojogo said:

“The government wishes to encourage the PDP in Ondo State to consider postponing its state congress scheduled for Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 and take a cue from the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, who by public apology, agreed that the party did not exercise discretion by organising a political rally in Ibadan.

“All civil servants at Grade Levels 01 to 12, except those on essential duties as may be determined by their respective accounting officers and chief executives, are hereby advised to stay at home for now.

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“Government, as well as all persons of goodwill in Ondo State, no doubt, heaved a sigh of relief when a few days ago, our collective anxiety became calm only after the result conducted on a suspected COVID-19 case turned out negative.”

The development came as the PDP on Monday announced the suspension of its activities both at the national and state levels.

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