Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has tested negative for coronavirus days after his security chief, Lateef Raheem, passed away.
Tinubu and his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu tested negative for the virus a few days after the NCDC tested the politician’s household and aides.
A statement by Tinubu’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, says the move was a precautionary measure taken by the political dynasty.
“As a precautionary measure taken soon after the death of Alhaji Raheem, His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and all their aides took COVID-19 tests Saturday, April 25. The results of the tests were returned this morning,” the statement read in part.
However, Rahman revealed that another aide of Tinubu had tested positive after the results came out. “The results of one aide were positive. The rest of the staff was negative. The one staff member has been isolated in accordance with NCDC guidelines. Further contact tracing and COVID-19 tests are being conducted by the NCDC with regard to the relatives and possible contacts of that staff member,” the statement said.