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COVID-19: Akinlade thumps up Amosun over Ogun 250-bed ultra-modern hospital

…As Cleric slams Akeredolu for doing too little

AS the dreaded coronavirus, classified as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), continues to ravage several nations including Nigeria, the 2019 governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade, has said that former governor Ibikunle Amosun should be celebrated for the good works he has done for the state.

The former lawmaker said ten months ago, many members of the current administration condemned Amosun for deploying the state’s resources in constructing what they described as a “needless 250-bed ultra-modern hospital”.

“Today, the facility is among one of the most equipped medical outfits in the country. Many may ask, did Sen. Amosun know that we will encounter Coronavirus epidemic?” The answer, he said, is no.

This is however as the Senior Pastor, Awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has urged Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to make Coronavirus material kits available for the people of Ondo State.

Akinlade said, “What differentiates a visionary leader from just a leader is that it takes passion, sacrifice, and courage to act in the interest of all. Like the 250-bed ultra-modern hospital, Amosun built bridges across Sagamu/Ore expressway in Ijebu-Ode, the new high court, the Abeokuta City Centre, the PMB Estate among others,” he spoke in an interview with an online news platform.

He, however, urged the people to seek God’s divine intervention in curtailing the virus, asking them to assist the government in its steps and prosper the state after the pandemic.

But, Giwa in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, described the current outbreak of the pandemic as the most unfortunate disaster in years.

He said Akeredolu was not doing enough to protect the lives of the people of Ondo State, lamenting that the disease was a “demon” that had affected the global health.

“This has never happened in the history, and that is why we must do everything to protect the lives of the good people of Nigeria,” the pastor added.

According to him, this is one of the things that Jesus told his followers to be expecting in Matthew 24, insisting that it is one of the devil’s battles before Jesus Christ appears.

“The disease that could have made the world shut down churches; schools among others would tell you that it is not ordinary anymore.

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“We need to pray fervently against this demon, called Coronavirus.

 “Permit me to say that Governor Akeredolu is not doing enough to protect the people. Our people are lamenting that there are no material kits.

 “This goes beyond shutting down markets, schools and churches. We cannot just be copying what others are doing without helping the people.

“What stops the governor from spending his security vote? This is the time to make use of it to save the lives of the people.

“They know how they do it whenever they want people to vote for them. They know how they give money to the voters.

“Let them use the same strategy to help the people survive this hard times,” he said,

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