A gubernatorial aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Political party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke has described as a figment of the imagination of the author, the tidings that has been generating furore regarding his see to the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
The story which purportedly emanated from Moses Olafare, the Manager of Media and Public Affair to the Ooni had claimed that the gubernatorial hopeful had promised to purchase a jet for Ooni Ogunwusi.
The Media Assistant to Senator Adeleke, Femi Babalola in a press release exclusively obtained by DAILY POST disclosed that his principal who was in Ile-Ife to pay obeisance to the Ooni for his absence during the Olojo Daytime only assured the Ooni that the household Jet would be available for him whenever he is travelling abroad.
Babalola added that Adeleke said that whenever the Oonirisa is travelling abroad, a helicopter will be if to take him to the airport where the household Jet will take him to his destination abroad.
The media aide also revealed that Adeleke also promised to rehabilitate the route leading to the town since it was already in a lamentable province.
He added that Adeleke had stated that he noticed with utter dismay the terrible province of the roads in the province and promised to prioritise route rehabilitation particularly in Ife which has been considered to be the source of the Yoruba country.
“Notwithstanding, at no time did he cite that he will purchase a jet for the Purple Majesty, the Media Assistant only quoted the governorship flag bearer of the PDP out of context.
“We are not accusing him of getting a story as a media man but advising him to confirm the story before disseminating such.”
Meanwhile, in a telephone chat with a staff of the Ooni’s Directorate of Media and Public Affair, DAILY POST was made to understand that the tidings making the rounds was a personal story sent to some reporters who in a tender to add together authenticity to their reports attributed it to Moses Olafare, the Ooni’s spokesperson.
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