Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar says he addressed the explosion that shook portions of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, on January 16, refuting the state governor Seyi Makinde’s allegations that he didn’t get in touch with him.
According to reports, the explosion killed two persons and wounded about 80 others. It also destroyed several buildings, vehicles, and other properties.
WesternPost also reported that Akitu in a post via his X account, extended his condolences to the people and government of Oyo state.
He said, “I wish to express my condolences to the good people and government of Oyo State over the explosion that rocked the capital city of Ibadan late yesterday night.
Makinde, had remarked on Monday that the former Vice President had not reached out or condoled with the government and people of the state over the tragic incident.
In a statement released on Monday night by his media assistant, Paul Ibe, Atiku expressed his condolences to the state’s citizens on the occurrence.
He said, “With due respect to Governor Seyi Makinde, we wish to correct his expression about the response of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar to the recent explosion in the city of Ibadan.
“Atiku Abubakar made a condolence message about the Ibadan explosion, less than 24 hours of its occurrence, where he shared his commiseration and empathy with the good people and government of Oyo State over the incident.
“Perhaps the Governor has been too busy to take track of media reports on the incident. But we wish to put on record that on the 17th of January, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar did make a widely available message on the Ibadan incident,” Ibe said.