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By: Ade Adetona
A leading Aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election in Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Abraham has brought succour to vulnerable people of the state by distributing foodstuffs and cash to them as palliatives in view of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
The stay at home is part of measures by government to prevent further spread of deadly coronavirus.
At the distribution of the materials, Dr Abraham said the gesture was targeted at reducing the suffering of the needy in the state as a leader who feels concerned about his people in the State during this global deadly pandemic which had crippled social, economic, political, religious and educational activities of the state, nation and global community.
Some of the items shared by Abraham included foodstuffs such as rice, yam, garri, beans and salt worth millions of naira.
The APC Chieftain encouraged the people across the state to stay at home and stay safe by observing all preventive measures including regular hands washing, avoiding crowded areas, using sanitizers, maintaining social distancing and all other preventive measures put in place by government to prevent the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Dr.Abraham affirmed that the food items were meant for the less privileged among which included the beggars, widows, orphans, elderly persons, religious bodies and physically challenged.
He urged the committee in charge to make it open to vulnerable people irrespective of their religious or political affiliations.
Mr.L.T. Umar, one of the Personal Assistants to Dr Abraham said the directive of his boss will be followed strictly, he hinted that the palliatives will be distributed throughout the 18 local government area in the state.
Mr Umar who is the coordinating Akoko North East local government area, said first batch had been distributed while the process of the second of the palliatives distribution is now in progress.
He added that after the palliatives distribution, Dr.Segun Abraham will commence breakfast feeding of five thousand (500) people daily across the state to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
An elder from Okoja community, Ikare Akoko Pastor B.O Isimijola who spoke on behalf of the benefiting aged, appreciated Dr. Abraham for coming to their aid at this difficult time of coronavirus pandemic.
Also, Mr Chelsea Omotuase from Ilepa in Ikare described the gesture as unique and unprecedented, concluding that O’Abraham IYANU ASELE.