Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State was reportedly disgraced on Tuesday by some youths as he was entering the Teslim Balogun stadium.
In a viral video shared by a Twitter user, @absuxxess, the youths were seen calling the governor derogatory names, even with his security details with him.
The video showed several cars leaving the premises of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere where the Super Eagles of Nigeria clashed with Lesotho in an African Cup of Nations qualifier game on Tuesday.
As the cars were leaving the premises, some youths at the gate booed the occupants with a chant of “Ole” which is the Yoruba word for thief, and also threw empty plastic bottles at the cars.
As of the time of filing this report, it could not be ascertained if the protest was connected to the Lekki toll-gate shootings that happened in October 2020.
But in a reaction to the video, Media Aide to Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile, described the tweet as false, adding that the governor’s convoy was not attacked.
He added the governor’s convoy was not the one in the video, asking Lagosians to ignore the video and stay away from spreading fake news.
“This is wrong, totally false. This is not Governor @jidesanwoolu’s convoy. Let’s stay away from spreading falsehoods. I’d implore you to correct your wrongful publication,” he tweeted on Wednesday.
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) March 31, 2021