Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose
miraculously escaped death in Lagos when a white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon
belonging to him was engulfed in a strange and inexplicable fire and
completely burnt down along Oshodi-Oworonshoki Expressway on Tuesday.
The cause of the car fire accident still remained a mystery on Wednesday.
According to a statement by his
Spokesman, Lere Olayinka on Wednesday, the governor was on his way to
Lagos Airport when the accident occurred.
“There was an accident involving the governor’s vehicle on his way to the airport yesterday (Tuesday).
“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.
“The governor is grateful to God that no
casualty was recorded. He also thanked the people who made spirited
efforts to put out the fire.”
Recall, Fayose had during the weekend,
joined other governors from the 17 Southern States as they converged in
Lagos for the first time in 12 years to discuss national issues.
Others governors included the 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 Governor 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.