Oyo State’s governor, Seyi Makinde, denied claims that he attended a Labour Party (LP) presidential rally in the state’s capital, Ibadan.
Makinde characterized the report as untrue and deceptive.
Makinde claimed he was not in the State at the time of the incident while speaking through his chief press secretary, Taiwo Adisa.
Adisa said that the report was intended to confuse the public.
He said that the governor was absent from the State throughout the protest since he was on leave.
Adisa added that any attempt to damage the governor’s name would not be tolerated and that Makinde would not accept untruth from Obi’s supporters, known as Obidient.
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.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Makinde was nowhere near Ibadan when the said rally was held.
“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.”
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