Oyo State governments says there is no truth in the rumours going round that the Governor Seyi Makinde’s convoy was involved in the accident that led to the death of a girl in Ogbomoso during the local government election campaign in Ogbomoso.
Chief Press Secretary, CPS to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa who expressed the governor’s condolence to the family of the deceased child, said contrary to the unverified news story alleging the killing of the child by a vehicle in the convoy of the Oyo State governor, the girl was killed by a Toyota Matrix Car.
According to the governor’s aide, the vehicle was said to have lost control after its front tyres burst while in motion, close to the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally.
The CPS said the governor’s convoy had arrived at the Oja-gbo Town Hall venue of the rally, with the governor and his entourage settled in, adding that it was while the programme was ongoing that some residents stormed the venue of the event with the corpse of the child.
He maintained that it is common knowledge that Toyota Matrix vehicles are not part of any governor’s convoy in Nigeria.
The statement enjoins the people of Ogbomoso to remain calm and rest assured that the government would get to the root of this matter.
The governor’s aide warned against false and sensational journalism, stating that though Governor Makinde commiserated with the family of the deceased, because he values all lives and would never want any life lost under any circumstance, negative elements in the society should not smear him with falsehood over the death of the child.