Ogun govt denies distributing expired COVID-19 palliatives
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 13, 2023
The Ogun State Government has refuted the news report that the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, distributed expired COVID-19 palliatives and N5, 000 to the civil servants in the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, made the clarification in a statement on Sunday.
Somorin described the report published by an online medium, on March 11, as not only false but a totally fabricated and deliberately hatched report to tarnish the personality of the governor.
Somorin expressed dismay at the writer’s disregard for journalism ethics by relying on hearsay and not hard facts or evidence before writing the report.
The CPS said, “The reporter had never reflected the angle of Governor Abiodun’s administration on any issue, even when given enough facts to counter false claims, had since the inception of the incumbent administration been unnecessarily hostile.
The statement also called on the people not to be swayed by the naked lies covered with the garb of a news report, adding they should troop out next Saturday and vote for Abiodun.