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Osun dep gov not dead, says aide

Osun State Government has debunked the rumoured death of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori.

The rumour of Laoye-Tomori’s death spread round the state on Wednesday morning but one of her aides, Mr. Gboyega Labiran, told our correspondent on the telephone that his boss was alive.

He said the deputy governor had not gone on annual leave since the administration came into office in the state.

Labiran, who is a Special Assistant, Media and Public Relations, Office of the Deputy Governor, later issued a statement to debunk the rumour.

The statement read, “Contrary to rumours making the rounds about the state of health of Osun Deputy Governor, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori, it has been officially confirmed that the immediate past Commissioner for Education in the State is as fit as a fiddle and presently enjoying a very sound health

“She officially secured an approval to proceed on annual leave for the very first time since the inception of the Ogbeni Aregbesola political administration.”

Labiran maintained that the Osogbo born politician, with whom he is in a regular telephone contact, would soon be back on her beat as the number two citizen in the state.

He thanked the people in the state who, he said, showed concern about the state of health of the deputy governor and advised rumour peddlers to desist from promoting rumours.

He said the rumour was as a “wind that blows no one any good.”

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