The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Friday, vowed to ensure that all the rumourmongers peddling falsehood on the recent alleged raid of his private residence in Lagos, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), will be sent to jail.
He promised that those behind the rumour which went viral on social media in the last few days would be smoked out, saying that the lies generated a lot of reactions from far and near.
Amosun said this at the Town Hall Meeting on the 2018 Budget organised by the Ministry of Budget and Planning, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta.
He was reacting to the allegation that the anti-graft agency raided his home and discovered a vault where he allegedly stashed foreign currencies.
The governor insisted that his administration since it came to power had contributed meaningfully to the development of the state.
He alleged that some political elements, especially a governorship aspirant were behind the unholy rumour, and promised to unmask them and ensure their prosecution at the law court.
He said, “That is the person that wants to become governor. A normal person that wants to be governor? Instead of him to sit down and begin to marshal your plans for that state, all he does is to assemble some idiots that don’t have anything to do in one room and be sitting down to concoct things.
“There is nobody that can destabilize Amosun. No! I don’t even feel it, I don’t even care when they write rubbish.
“Let me assure you: these people are going to jail. I can assure you of that. We are going to smoke them out to serve as a deterrent. They will go to jail. It has happened before. You, our royal fathers, please leave them alone and don’t intercede for them. They made a mistake and they will go to jail because they deserve to go to jail.”
He also cleared the air on another rumour going the round that he had a set of twins outside marriage
“There was a time they said I have born twins outside my marriage. They would just write rubbish. You sit in one corner and write rubbish? Did you know that my mother-in-law called me and asked about this twins issue?
“I don’t know if my (elder) brother is here. If you are looking for twins, go to the likes of my brother. All the wives that I may need, my dad has had them for me. Eleven! What else do I need another wife for? Even one wife is a problem.
“Look, I went to Abuja and came back this (yesterday) morning. Where would I have time for a wife. Even, my children, it is difficult to see them, and some characters will be writing rubbish.
“They said it is one corper. Rubbish! I’ve been married for 26 years, I don’t have one girlfriend. Where do I want to get that?
“So, tell our people that want to become governor to sit down somewhere, like we do, to marshal their plans rather than engaging in smear campaign,” he added.
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