Ajibola Ajimobi, one of the daughters of the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has denied being the writer of a post published on Instagram wherein she lashed out and labelled students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho as “Generation of mannerless children.”
Governor Ajimobi’s daughter, Ajibola, was said to have, on January 15, 2017, labelled the protesting students “Generation of Mannerless Children” on her Instagram page.
The said post, which was in apparent reaction to the students’ outburst on January 9, read:
“Generation of Mannerless children, they don’t respect their parents , how will they respect the Constitution,” the governor’s daughter said in apparent reaction to the students’ outburst on January 9.
Two hours ago, Ajibola, who is a new mother of twins posted on her Instagram page:
“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 a malicious publication 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.
Thank you.” (sic)
LAUTECH students had on January 9 protested the continued closure of the university since June last year.
The Oyo governor, whose state jointly owns the university, miffed by the outbursts of the protesting students, said the closure of the university for over 7 months was no big deal.
“Your school being locked for eight months is no big deal. Is your school the first to be locked, if this is how you will come to talk to me, go and do your worst, I dare you,” he said.