As the dreaded Coronavirus continue to ravage Nigeria, the political camp of Mr. Bola Tinubu’s, National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC has been thrown into suspense and apprehension.
The situation had arisen soon after the death of Tinubu’s Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Lateef Kareem this Friday, five days after taking ill.
Raheem who was 51years, is rumoured to have died from complications from Covid-19.
Other reports claimed that the deceased had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes.
It has been reported that Raheem is the oldest member of Tinubu’s team since his days as governor of Lagos State.
Since he was buried, there have been claims that Raheem may have died of COVID-19, thereby fuelling speculations that the APC leader may have been infested.
However, Tinubu spoke later through his aide, Mr. Tunde Rahman, disputing claims that he may have contracted Covid-19.
Rahman disclosed yesterday that Tinubu was not in self-isolation contrary to fear and speculations.
He explained that the APC leader “has only been keeping faith with all the preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and not having contact with many people at this time…
“He is observing social distancing as it were. There is nothing to warrant self isolation. It has not been proven that our Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Lateef Kareem, died of COVID-19.
“What we know is that he was battling diabetes and high blood pressure before he died and he might have died of complications from both,” Rahman explained.
The statement added that, after his death, samples “were taken from his body by medical experts from the NCDC in Lagos. We are still awaiting the results of the test.”
Unconfirmed reports also revealed that a precautionary measure has been taken by the Tinubus and their aides by testing for the coronavirus, “following the death of his chief security officer (CSO).”
The source further explained that after the death of the late CSO, samples were taken from his body for laboratory tests to determine if he was infected with COVID-19.
This was followed the following day with the collection of samples from Tinubu and his personal aides.
The results are still being expected asst the time of this report.10