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“Appreciation Dinner” in honour of Sanwo-Olu, Lagos Gov-elect, is false

In view of the rumours making the rounds that there is a special appreciation dinner, underway in honour of the governor-elect, Lagos state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, has been confirmed to be false.

This was disclosed by a source very close to the Lagos state governor-elect, and his deputy, and was also reported by the Vanguard. The source, however,  also warned members of the public to be wary of the unscrupulous elements who may want to use the governor-elect’s good name and that of his deputy to extort money through some fraudulent activities.

The reports said that to effectively hoodwink and attract the innocent supporters and fans of the newly elected public officials to the occasion, the unidentified hands behind the invitation not only included the names of influential politicians in Lagos state in the invitation but also ascribed functions to the respective individuals.

Aside, the reports continued, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was named the father of the day on the invitation, there is immediate past governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who was announced as special guests of honour; and former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Mr. Dele Alake, who was named as the Chief Host of the day amongst other notable figures in Lagos State.

However, the source, the Vanguard reports said, who told us he had spoken with the notable personalities used to headline the suspicious event, said that the said individuals have no knowledge of any appreciation dinner being put together for Sanwo-Olu. He added that they have condemned those using their names for any possible despicable acts.

“I can tell you unequivocally that the respectable names on that dubious invitation have completely denied and condemned the intention of the faceless hands behind the tricky event for using their names apparently to hoodwink unsuspecting supporters, fans and friends of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat. And they have also admonished the public to be cautious of fake news and fraudulent people in this era of digital media”, the source, as reported

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Joseph Athanasius

Joseph Athanasius is a Public Affairs Commentator and News Writer at InfoGuide Nigeria News.

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