Deputy Majority Leader of the Nigerian Senate, Ajayi Boroffice, has denied media reports quoting him to have said he cannot visit his home town for fear of being abducted by kidnappers.
Reports in the media on Monday had quoted the Ondo North senator to have expressed the fear in Akure, Ondo capital, when he visited Reuben Fasoranti, the Afenifere leader, whose daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was killed by yet to be identified gunmen.
“I’m here in Akure now, I would have loved to go to Oka, my hometown, but the fear is that how do I move from Akure to Oka because there is a spot near Oba where these people (kidnappers) are. So, this issue is affecting everybody,” Boroffice was quoted to have said.
But reacting in a tweet on his handle, the senator said, “I visited Oka Akoko recently. I will return home by weekend to attend scheduled political engagements and community activities.”
According to him, the media report is “utterly misleading”.
He added, “I visit my town regularly, media report suggesting otherwise is misleading.”
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