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After the virall video showing the sharing of kegs of petrol as gifts at a party at Havillah event centre, OniruLagos,
An aide to Ogun State Governor, Hon.Popoola Adesina Bolaji(PAB) has described as baseless and unfounded a statement making the rounds on social media linking him as the brain behind the distribution of kegs of petrol as souvernirs at the Lagos party.
It could be recalled that amidst the fuel scarcity in Nigeria, photos and videos show kegs of petrol lined up for guests at the Erelu Okin, Ms Pearl chindinma Ogbolu’s party which was held on Friday, March 4, 2020.
In a Press release obtained by our reporter, Hon.Adesina
stated “My attention has been drawn to a baseless rumour now making waves on internet connecting me with purported distribution of litres of petrol at a social party in lagos recently
” I wish to debunk the rumour and as one of Gov Abiodun’s top aide i never get involved in such an illicit deal it was another attempt by my political rivals to blackmail me and put spanners on the fast growing popularity we are achieving among the electorates.I am therefore appealing to my teaming followers to remain calm and be steadfas
Meanwhile, the organiser of the social event has apologisedt to Nigerians over the incident. Erelu Okin.Ms Ogbolu’s apologised for sharing fuel as souvernirs after her installation ceremony as Erelu Okin of Orile Kemta.
The apology followed the outrage and backlash from Nigerians over the viral video where kegs of fuel with stickers” Erelu Okin foundation installation Party” was shared at the ceremony.
” I wish to use this medium to apologise for the momentarily indiscretion of sharing fuel as sourveenir in the hall, My intention was just to show appreciation to my guess for turning up at the event at this hard times” the statement read in part as reported by People Gazette.