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Order Arrest Of Yahaya Bello Over COVID-19 Claims, Clark Tells Buhari



Order Arrest Of Yahaya Bello Over COVID-19 Claims, Clark Tells Buhari

Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the arrest of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi over his claims that Coronavirus is not real.

Clark, who just recovered from COVID-19, made this known to reporters on Wednesday in Kiagbodo, Delta State.

He said: “The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, should be ashamed of himself. He should be sanctioned.

“This is a man parading self that he wants to be President of Nigeria. It’s all nonsense. Some of them feel because they are very close to Mr. President, they can do anything.”

Recounting his ordeal with COVID-19, Clark said he recovered from COVID-19 two weeks after testing positive for the virus..

The Ijaw leader said he was treated for 14 days before subsequent tests by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) returned negative.

Clark said he contracted the dreaded virus after his niece who visited his Abuja home became sick and later tested positive for the virus.

He also confirmed all nine of his staff and siblings who tested positive, have recovered.

The Ijaw leader said given his old age and underlying health challenges, he was worried, especially after having adhered to NCDC protocols since the outbreak of the virus.

Clark described his 14- day isolation and treatment period as a “terrible experience”, adding that he was at a point scared of the virus.

He commended the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, and officials of the Ministry of Health for a prompt response that led to his quick recovery from the virus.

He said: “Sometime last month (January) I got a call from one of my nieces that she was just coming from Warri. I told her that you people in Warri don’t observe COVID-19 protocols very well and I said she should stay in the guest house.

“On the third day she became very ill. She was very weak, coughing, and that she has malaria. I directed that she should be taken to my clinic. Because she was coughing, the doctor said she should go for a COVID test.

“The following day (Friday) the Health Minister sent doctors and 24 of us in the house were tested and the Saturday of it the result came and nine of us tested positive. Number one on the list, was myself. I was terribly worried.

“He (Dr. Osagie Ehanire) contacted the FCT team and they said they want to evacuate me to a good isolation centre but I insisted on treatment from home. They said that was okay.

“They sent doctors to look after me and the rest who tested positive. I was worried because I have heard of people dying of the virus.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.