Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has denied reports circulating on social media that Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) visited his Lagos residence and recovered huge sums of money.
The governor denied the report in a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dayo Adeneye and sent to ALEDEH on Friday night.
Adeneye, said the “malicious allegations would have been ignored, but for the general interest of the public and the good people of Ogun State” it is necessary to put the record straight.
The Commissioner said the allegation was nothing, but another in series of political attacks to “tarnish the image of Governor Amosun”.
He added that there had been series of false accusations against Governor Amosun since 2011 “all in an attempt to pull him down politically”.
Adeneye said: “Those behind the malicious attacks are doing so to heat up the polity ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“They are doing it on behalf of their paymasters for cheap political motives. It has become a routine of one week one accusation.
“Neither the EFCC nor any security agency has visited the Governor’s residence”, he opined.
The Commissioner said: “these false reports should be disregarded and ignored in their entirety as they are only meant to score cheap political points.”
Adeneye said his principal “will not hesitate to take requisite legal action against any medium that allows itself to be used as the purveyor of any such manifestly false and misleading information”.
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