Ajibola Ajayi, the daughter of Oyo State Governor Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, has come out to deny claims that she took to her IG page to describe the protesting Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) students as “a generation of mannerless children” (in case you missed it), as she is getting death threats from unknown persons.
In a statement published on Bellanaija, Ajibola says she never insulted the students, adding that the said Instagram page where she was overheard lashing out at the students does not belong to her, adding that the negative press has caused her and family unwanted distress.
Her statement read;
My attention has been drawn to a series of publications on social media and the Internet at large, which claim that I, Mrs Ajibola Ajayi (formerly known as Miss Ajibola Abiola-Ajimobi) “lambasted” and “lashed out” at LAUTECH students calling them “a manner less generation … on my instagram page”.
I wish to state that this story is completely false. It is malicious and willfully targeted at maligning and marring my character. This is an example of irresponsible journalism that has now incited hatred and violence against my husband, my children and myself. Over the last 48 hours my reputation has been tarnished and my family and I have been subjected to cyber bullying and harassment. I have also received threats of violence as well as limitless insults as a result of this false publication.
This has now spiraled out of control hence I feel the need to publicly address it since I have received numerous calls from various people, including friends, family members, colleagues and clients.
I wish to further state that the instagram page referred to as “conceited_csj” through which it was alleged that I made the purported statement does not belong to me. Having once been a student myself, I am sympathetic to the plight of the LAUTECH students and empathize with them.
It is unfair that people would publish stories without establishing the authenticity or verifying the truthfulness of the stories they are publishing.
Lastly, I would like to reiterate that this false story, and the resulting negative comments on various social media platforms have brought my husband and I enormous distress.