The attention of the Ondo State government has been drawn to a news report which claimed that the state governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, made some disparaging remarks about some Yoruba leaders and a paramount ruler in the state.
It must be noted that the governor was represented at the said programme by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Hon Ifedayo Abegunde.
No other person could have spoken on behalf of the governor and nobody did.
I wish to make it clear that the governor, a gentleman with deep respect for culture and traditions did not at any time abused or cast aspersions on anybody.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor