Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, has referred to a news report that claimed the governor had attended a Labour Party rally in support of Mr. Peter Obi as a convincing lie intended to mislead the easily misled.
In a statement, the governor’s aide claimed that Makinde, who had taken a well-earned vacation after appointing Bayo Lawal as his successor, had not yet arrived in Ibadan at the time of the aforementioned Obidients’ gathering.
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 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.”