Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has lamented that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has not called him to commiserate with him over the explosion that rocked Ibadan, the state capital this month.
According to Makinde, President Bola Tinubu and other top politicians have sent in condolences concerning the explosion that killed two persons and left over 20 houses destroyed.
Makinde stated, “I am particularly grateful because the musketeers that went for the presidential election have reached out to me. The president has called me, and you have reached out to me, but my party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has not called or even sent a text message.
“And I am saying it openly, so that our leaders will know that there is time for politics, you have a time for governance and you have a time for humanity. So, we want to say thank you so much, sir. We appreciate this visit.”
Concise News reported that the explosion was caused by the activities of illegal miners.
During a meeting with the candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, on Monday, Makinde revealed that preliminary investigations were still ongoing concerning the explosion.
This was as he expressed gratitude to Obi at the meeting who visited him to pay condolences.
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