Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Friday morning broke his silence on what he considered as the avalanches of rumors and falsehood being peddled against him by people bent on running him and his administration down.
Amosun cited the case of a lady on National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who was rumoured to have had twins for him in less than a year ago and said the rumour gained so much currency that his mother-in-law had to call him to confirm if what she heard about a ‘second wife’ having twins was true or not.
The governor who debunked the rumour as “concoction of idiots” at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during a town hall meeting of stakeholders for the 2018 Budget preparation, said no lady or girlfriend had twins for him.
The meeting was organized by the state’s Ministry of Budget and Planning for the purpose of collecting the inputs of all stakeholders and build them into the preparation of the 2018 Executive Appropriation Bill but Amosun used the avenue to clear the air on rumours being circulated against him.
He said has been married to his wife, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, in the last 26 years and had never kept a girlfriend, let alone having one that delivered twins for him, adding that the twins issue also got to the notice of his wife.
He noted that task of keeping one wife is even challenging today in Nigeria and had no plans to double such challenges with additional baggage.
The governor also vowed to smoke out those peddling rumours and falsehood against him, saying he would send them to jail where they rightly belonged.
He noted that those purveyors of falsehood could beat James Hadley Chase in “fiction concoction.”