Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu says he has “willingly volunteered” to get tested for the coronavirus disease, covid-19.
This is coming amid criticisms from different quarters on why the Governor has refused to self-isolate himself having been in contact with people who have tested positive to the novel coronavirus.
The Precision NG gathered that Akeredolu was in a meeting in Abuja last week with other governors in the country. One of the governors has now tested positive.
Governors of Ekiti and Niger states who were also at the meeting had since gone on self-isolation while their samples have been obtained for laboratory tests.
But Governor Akeredolu has refused to observe self-isolation has he was seen with the state commissioner of police, Adie Undie Wednesday evening at his Alagbaka office in Akure.
Akeredolu in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Wednesday evening however disclosed that he has been tested while the result will be made public in due course.
His tweets, “Having recieved (sic) news that one of the persons at a meeting I attended tested +ve for #COVID19, I have willingly volunteered to get tested for #Covid19 inspite of the fact that many others at the said meeting tested negative to make assurance doubly sure. I am well & asymptomatic.
“The result of the test will be made public in due course,” he said.