The gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has put smiles on the faces of members of the public as he donated food items aimed at cushioning the effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement made available to newsmen by one of his aides, Mr. Olumide Ogunkua, Jegede at the weekend in Akure said his decision to give out was not politically motivated as he intends to help the people cope with the hardship as a result of the lockdown across states of the federation.
Jegede who had earlier visited various parts of the state said COVID-19 has no political party neither does it belong to an interest group, thus the need to take steps and make sacrifices to help the vulnerable.
“We should all realise that only the living can rule and be ruled, govern and be governed. COVID-19 is a plague that is threatening human existence. It was not in any way anticipated or prepared for”, he added.
The senior advocate also used the opportunity to appeal to well meaning Nigerians to rise up and support the poor and the vulnerable.
While urging governments at all levels to focus more on the improvement of the health sector, he also appealed that other statutory establishments should not lose focus in respect of their basic responsibilities.
The senior lawyer also appealed to fellow politicians to eschew violence and come together in bond in the interest of the people.
“For instance, coronavirus, however virulent, has taught us a bitter lesson that we actually live for each Other,” he said.