Election: Akeredolu plans accident-free, COVID-19-free campaign – Prof. Odimayo


The Chairman, Medical Committee, Akeredolu Campaign Organisation, Prof. Simidele Odimayo, has said during all the All Progressives Congress governorship campaigns, all precautions necessary to curtail the spread of any infectious disease, most especially, COVID- 19 will be observed.

He said this in a statement made available to our correspondent on Sunday.

Odimayo said all protocols necessary for the prevention of spread of COVID-19 would be observed during the louder than words, one-month electioneering campaign that will hold across the 18 local government council areas in Ondo, including during the flag off and closing ceremony in Akure, the state capital.

He said the medical team is made up of experienced personnel in medical and media profession committed to their professional callings of ensuring protection, guidance, prevention and dissemination of information.

Odimayo said, “The medical team will be at every campaign point before the arrival of the Governor and also in his entourage to give basic treatments and educate people on the necessary protocols for prevention of infectious diseases, particularly the ravaging, COVID-19 pandemic. ”

Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, who was first sworn in as the Governor of Ondo State on February 24, 2017 is seeking re-election for a second term with his running mate, Mr Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa in the October 10 election.

The Medical Committee is one of the 15 committees set up and inaugurated by the APC Campaign Council for the election.

During the inauguration, the Director- General of Akeredolu re-election campaign council, Victor Olabimitan had appealed to party members to wear their face masks at every campaign meetings and rallies.

He also urged the medical committee to give campaigns attendees free medical checkup and to be prompt in the discharge of their duties in cases of emergencies and accidents.

In his remark during the inauguration, the party State Chairman, Ade Adetimehin, declared that Arakunrin Akeredolu sterling performances in last three years “leave no stone unturned for his victory in the coming election.”

The statement further indicated, “The Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, National Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC and the Governor of Yobe State, Malam Mai Buni, National Leader of APC, Senator Bola Tinubu, pioneer chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Odigie Oyegun, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, all APC State Governors, ministers, ambassadors, lawmakers are among those expected to witness the flag off of the campaign.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend the closing ceremony of the campaign on October 8.”



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