I never doubted the existence of Coronavirus – Governor Seyi Makinde
Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor, has come out to say that Coronavirus is real even though he made a joke about it.
The governor reacting to the circulated video online where he said Coronavirus does not exist in his party (PDP) during a rally.
Furthermore, during a telephone interview with Fresh FM on Tuesday March 31st, he said he never doubted the virus not real even though he made a joke about it.
According to his words, he said;
“Okay, first, you know we had a rally, I believe two weeks ago and then I have seen the video that has been circulating
on social media which is being misinterpreted to mean that, I doubted at any time, the existence of COVID-19. The reality is no, I actually never did.
“I had used COVID-19 in the same metaphorical way that their APC leader
did when they were fighting about their chairmanship and he said, well, the virus has gotten into the party.
“So, I made a joke out of it and the video has been circulating that I said there
no coronavirus, that it only exists in the APC. Well, it was a metaphor.
“But to the good people of Oyo State, I want to say again: COVID-19 is real.
So, they must follow all the measures government has put in place to prevent, contain and control this virus.”