Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose’s white Mercedes Benz G-Wagon on Tuesday completely burnt down on the Oshodi-Oworonshoki expressway in Lagos in an auto accident.
Lere Olayinka, Fayose’s spokesman who Confirmed the incident, said the SUV caught fire on the motion but the Governor was absent from the vehicle.
Olayinka stated that the there was no casualty recorded and the cause of the fire not ascertained yet.
He further stated;
“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”.
The former Governor was said to be among the 17 Southern Governors, that converged in Lagos on Monday, to discuss crucial national issues.
Others 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, also attended the meeting.