COVID-19: Ekiti APC suspends activities, closes secretariats

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The Ekiti chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended its activities in the state till further notice.

The party also closed down its state secretariat for 14 days to help in stemming the tide of coronavirus in the state, our correspondent reports.

The party said the closure, which also affects all local government and ward secretariats, was aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

The party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Ade Ajayi, in a statement on Wednesday, said the closure became inevitable in order to help government find a lasting solution to the spread of the scourge.

He appealed to Ekiti residents to comply with government’s directive of not holding any gathering of more than 20 persons in every home, church, mosque and other public institutions.

”The temporary closure will last for two weeks as agreed by the Central Working Committee members of the APC State Exco.

”During this period, we also place a ban on party rallies, ward meetings and other political gatherings until further notice.

”We urge our party members to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene during this critical period,” he said.

He commended Gov. Kayode Fayemi for taking proactive measures to contain the Covid-19, saying this had helped in taming the spread of the pandemic.

”The prompt closure of all private and public institutions was right. We stand by Governor Fayemi and all the decisions he had taken since Ekiti recorded the first victim.

”The governor being a humanist that is passionate about the wellbeing and development of humanity resolved to shut all institutions.

“Fayemi also directed that all civil servants must work from home with assurances that their salaries will be paid despite this development,” he said.