The Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, on Saturday noted that his principal did not attend the rally of supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi in Ibadan.
Supporters of Obi in Ibadan, the state capital on Saturday held a one million really in support of his presidential ambition.
Adisa in a statement released in reaction to the claim that Governor Makinde attended the event, said his principal was not in the state at the time of the event.
He further stated that Governor Makinde handed over power to his deputy, Bayo Lawal, and is yet to return to the state.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to an online publication, which indicated that Governor Makinde was spotted among the Obidients during a rally in Ibadan, on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
“To say the least, the publication is a falsehood, packaged to deceive the unsuspecting.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Makinde was nowhere near Ibadan when the said rally was held.
“A Yoruba adage says one person cannot stand in twos. How is it possible for the governor who was observing the last days of his leave outside the country to be spotted among the so-called Obidients in Ibadan?
“While we will not begrudge the Obidients’ desire to propagate their candidate, we will not oblige anyone the luxury of dragging the reputation of the Governor of Oyo State on accounts of false claims.”
This article was originally published on Naija News