The Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has debunked a news that was earlier reported that, his convoy crushed a young boy to death during campaign in Ogbomoso, ahead of the forthcoming local government election in the state.
9JAFOCUS had earlier reported that the child was crushed to death on Thursday by Governor Seyi Makinde’s convoy while he was on his way to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign ground in Ogbomoso.
Governor Seyi Makinde reacting to the incident release a statement on his official social media handle, to debunk the incident.
His statement reads: “I received with deep concern the report that my convoy ran over a child on our way to Ogbomoso earlier today. Our preliminary investigation revealed that the child was hit by an individual driving a Toyota Matrix car who lost control of his vehicle. He was not part of my convoy.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the parents of the child. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Investigations are ongoing and we will ensure that the perpetrator(s) is brought to book”.
Meanwhile one of his party member was seen in a viral video reporting the incident to his colleague on the stage immediately the governor’s arrival was announced.