- The report making rounds on the internet is that the former Governor of old Oyo State, Dr Omololu Olunloyo, is dead
- In fact, Olunloyo, who is the father of social media journalist Kemi Olunloyo, was said to have reportedly died on Friday afternoon July 8, in Ibadan
- In a new development, the family maintained that Olunloyo is not dead rather he has been moved to the intensive care unit at University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan
The family of a former governor of Oyo State, Dr Victor Omololu Olunloyo, has debunked the rumoured death of the politician, The Punch reports.
Meanwhile, reports making rounds the internet had announced that the former governor was dead.
Olunloyo’s family reacts
Refuting the claims, PM News added that the family also called for prayers amid concerns over his state of health, stating that Olunloyo is currently at the Intensive Care Unit of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The statement issued by his family on Saturday, July 9, reads below:
“We appreciate the public for the interest shown in the wellbeing of our father, Chief Dr. Victor Omololu Sowemimo Olunloyo (aka VOSO).
“In the tradition of the Olunloyo family of Ibadanland, and based on the principles of integrity, inclusion, and openness upon which our revered father VOSO has always stood, we would like to inform the Nigerian public that we would greatly appreciate your prayers for our father who is presently in the ICU at UCH Ibadan.
“As a public figure, we believe that his condition should not be hidden from the Nigerian public who have a right to know about their leaders.
“Please accept our most sincere thanks for your all concern and goodwill.
“May God Almighty bless you all and our dear country Nigeria.”
Popular governor goes emotional as he pays tribute to father 12 years after death
In another development, the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, showed his emotional side on Thursday, July 7, when he penned an emotional message to his late father, Olatunbodun Makinde.
Pa Olatunbosun Makinde was a well-known teacher turned accountant in Ibadan before his death 10 years ago.
Governor Makinde, in his tribute on his verified Twitter page, recalled the memories and legacies his father left behind that he keeps following 10 years after his death.
Tonto Dikeh arrives in Lagos for Kemi Olunloyo
Kemi and Tonto have been dragging each other on social media for a while before the actress decided to put an end to all talks and go the aggressive way.
The movie star revealed that she landed in Lagos for the sole purpose of meeting up with Kemi and promised to deal with her.