Senator Ademola Adeleke has denied stories that he promised to purchase a jet for the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II if he wins the governorship election within the state.
Adeleke is the gubernatorial aspirant underneath the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).
The story which purportedly emanated from Moses Olafare, the Director 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 launch solely obtained by DAILY POST disclosed that his principal who was in Ile-Ife to pay obeisance to the Ooni for his absence in the course of the Olojo Day solely assured the Ooni that the household Jet could be obtainable for him each time he’s travelling abroad.
Babalola added that Adeleke mentioned that each time the Oonirisa is travelling abroad, a helicopter shall be supplied to take him to the airport the place the household Jet will take him to his vacation spot overseas.
The media aide additionally revealed that Adeleke additionally promised to rehabilitate the highway resulting in the city because it was already in a deplorable state.
He added that Adeleke had said that he observed with utter dismay the horrible state of the roads within the state and promised to prioritise highway rehabilitation particularly in Ife which has been thought of to be the supply of the Yoruba nation.
“Nonetheless, at no time did he point out that he’ll buy a jet for the Imperial Majesty, the Media Assistant solely quoted the governorship flag bearer of the PDP out of context.
“We’re not accusing him of getting a narrative as a media man however advising him to verify the story earlier than disseminating such.”
In the meantime, in a phone chat with a employees of the Ooni’s Directorate of Media and Public Affair, DAILY POST was made to know that the information making the rounds was a private story despatched to some reporters who in a bid so as to add authenticity to their stories attributed it to Moses Olafare, the Ooni’s spokesperson.