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“Leave the statistics” – Kogi Deputy Governor says COVID-19 claims not adding up

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The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Edward Onoja Thursday raised doubts over the ongoing COVID-19 cases across the country.

Onoja, in a Twitter post, challenged people to name any “non-high profile” person that died of COVID-19.

On Thursday, the Presidential Task Force officially declared a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. But the Kogi Governor thinks the Nigerian Government is not being truthfu about COVID-19 cases and also raised doubt on the COVID-19 vaccines.

It would be recalled that his boss Yahayah Bello is also notorious for downplaying the virus, and even suggested that the lockdown measures are politicized.

Also, a former Senator from the State, Dino Melaye has also been posting videos warning people about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Onoja’s twitter thread reads: “Leave the statistics.

“Do you personally know any citizen, not Public figure, who have died of Covid 19?

“And have you witnessed any burial of such? Don’t tell me yes based on the High Profile kind of Product advertisement we are seeing.

“If you haven’t seen such. Just seal your mouth. Not every human has frozen minds.

“Anyways you will collect the Vaccine next month in Nigeria ??. The vaccine surprisingly came almost a year faster than they said it would come.

“We are watching. If they could tell us the Identity of other persons with Covid 19? I’m shocked why they are still concealing the Italian guy.

“However, you reason it both with logic, science and common sense. The Covid-19 matter has never added up. Las las they will say the Vaccine was the solution. Matter will end. Till they throw in another one. This time not from fish market but from frog market.”

Nigeria on Thursday reported 1,145 new cases of COVID-19, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.

The figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping commenced in March.

According to the NCDC, total COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now sums up to 76,207 cases. While 67,110 cases have been discharged, the country has recorded 1201 deaths across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.

The 1,145 new cases were reported from 24 states, including Lagos (459), FCT (145), Kaduna (138), Plateau (80), Katsina (70), Gombe (52), Niger (31), Kano (23), Bayelsa (21), Bauchi (18), Ondo (18), Rivers (17), Ogun (12), Oyo (12), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Ebonyi (7), Osun (6), Ekiti (5), Kebbi (5), Borno (4), Jigawa (3), Akwa Ibom (2), and Anambra (1).

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