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Ibadan explosion: I send condolences a day later -Atiku tells Makinde



By Hannah Nathan,Warri


Following the explosion that shocked the Bodija neighborhood of Ibadan, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) in 2023 election , Atiku Abubakar, has insisted that he expressed his condolences to the people of Oyo State within four hours.


Governor Seyi Makinde had said that he never got in touch with Atiku over the explosion that shocked Ibadan. For this, the politician was reacting.


Congress learnt that there were five fatalities and seventy injuries from the explosion that occurred in Bodija on January 16.


Makinde originally claimed that explosives hidden in one of the buildings by illegal miners was the cause of the explosion.


However, Makinde bemoaned the fact that Atiku never contacted him when he was hosting Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP) on the sad development.


Paul Ibe, an adviser to Atiku, refuted Makinde statement, stating that his principle had released a widely accessible statement regarding the incident.


“With due respect to Governor Seyi Makinde, we wish to correct his expression regarding His Excellency Atiku Abubakar’s response to the recent explosion in the city of Ibadan,” says an Ibe statement.


“Atiku Abubakar made a condolence message about the Ibadan explosion, less than 24 hours after 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.”, he added.

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