By: Ade Adeleke
The Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for declaring dusk to dawn curfew in the state to prevent looming health disaster that rampaging COVID-19 pandemic can cause if not tackled.
In a Press Statement signed by Alex Kalejaye, the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Ondo APC said it is thrilled by the ingenuity of the state government in declaring curfew that runs from 7pm to 7am.
According to Kalejaye, this is a bold step to further restrict movements and avert disaster that could result from a careless approach to managing the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is the full details of the statement;
CURFEW: ONDO APC APPLAUDS AKEREDOLU
The Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) is thrilled by the ingenuity of the state government in declaring curfew that runs from 7pm to 7am. This is a bold step to further restrict movements and avert disaster that could result from a careless approach to managing the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic.
The measure becomes imperative to stem the activities of nocturnal operators, who, unfortunately, have an inelastic knack for violating reasonable orders and instructions.
Without disputes, no serious economic activities take place during the night seasons. Only sharp practices such as disregaing the closed-border directive; gathering at club houses and beer parlours happen at night.
It is unpleasant and myopic for anyone to disregard professional advice on issues that border on personal health and the health of others. It is a challenge, and beckons on concerted efforts to arrest derailments.
The action of the government, to us, is well thought out in the best interest of safety and wellbeing of the entire residents of the state. It is apparent that the government is being futuristic in its drive to ensure the curtailment of the global pandemic concern.
We therefore urge attention-seekers and professional critics to place public good over and above whatever personal gains.
The state chapter hails the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for being extremly sensitive, and proactive in rolling out measures aimed at protecting the populace. He has thus far demonstrated an unusual mastery in handling the fearful development.
We implore the people to be weary of living a carefree life at this critical time, but observe all guiding instructions from the government and its agents to forestall avoidable spread of the virus.
Ondo State APC
13th April, 2020