Son of Nigeria’s former Vice President and the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party during the country’s 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).
Alhaji Atiku broke the news via his Twitter handle on Sunday, saying he had been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management of the virus.
He also urged Nigerians to pray for him while staying safe, because coronavirus is real.
The tweet reads:
My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 22, 2020