Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has revealed the cause of the fire that gutted Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose’s official car. Fani-Kayode reveals.
Recall that a white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon belonging to Fayose, was completely burnt down on the Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway in Lagos State on Tuesday.
The incident happened when Fayose, was among the 17 Southern Governors, that converged in Lagos on Monday, to discuss crucial national issues, was supposed to be on his way back to his state but fortunately for him, he was not in the car when the incident happened.
The other Governors who attended the meeting included: Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode; Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola and Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi. The Governors of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike; Edo State, Godwin Obaseki; Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu; Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom and Ebonyi State, David Umahi, were also present.
Fayose’s spokesman, Lere Olayinka had confirmed the fire incident to New Telegraph in a telephone chat, saying the SUV belonging to his boss, caught fire on the motion but the Governor was not in the vehicle.
“No casualty recorded. Cause of the fire not ascertained yet. There was an accident involving the governor’s vehicle on his way to the airport yesterday. Though he was meant to be in the vehicle, by providence, he was not there.
“What caused the sudden fire under the vehicle is yet to be ascertained,” he added.
But Fani-Kayode has claimed that the fire was the target of a “spiritual bomb” at Fayose.
In a tweet on Thursday, Fani-Kayode stated that Fayose escaped because of the God he serves.
He wrote: “They say my brother @GovAyoFayose’s official car caught fire and burnt to ashes whilst on the Oshodi expressway in Lagos.
“If those that threw the spiritual bomb that caused the fire expected him to be in the car when it exploded then they don’t know the God that Fayose serves!”
See photos from the fire incident below…