By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has canceled its congress that should have been held on Tuesday, till further notice.
The State government had dismissed social gathering in a move to curb the widespread spread of Coronavirus.
The public relation officer of the party, Zadok Akintoye in a statement on Monday said, “In line with our principle of strict adherence to the rule of law and obedience to government regulations, our party announces the cancellation of its planned State Congress which is to hold on Tuesday, the 24th of March 2020.
“We take deep cognizance of the ravaging danger the COVID19 virus pandemic poses to the people and had made all arrangements for strict adherence to internationally advised standards for mitigating its spread”
Akintoye, added that , “based on the order and instruction of the Ondo State Government and its directive banning all social gatherings, they hereby announce the postponement of our State Congress scheduled for tomorrow for a period of 14 days in line with the instruction of the State Government.
“Our party shall engage the Ondo state government in discussions to find a way around resolving this issue.
“All members of the PDP in Ondo state are therefore advised to remain in their respective locations in line with the directive of government.
“We use this opportunity to enjoin all citizens to remain law-abiding and respect the directive of government as we collectively work towards mitigating the spread of this disease.”