ABEOKUTA – A Oil magnate and APC governorship aspirant in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has rubbished a media report alleging him of engaging former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke in a romantic relationship.
Mr. Abiodun who described the blogs reports as “distatesful fictional script”, maintained that, he holds the sacredness of his marital vows at high esteem.
Prince Dapo in a press release by his media aide, Ojo Emmanuel and made available to journalists in Abeokuta on Friday, pointed out that, the intention of the misleading blogs report was to defame his character.
The blogs had also reported that, the APC stalwart’s late son, DJ Olugbemiga died of alleged hard drug abuse.
But Ojo said, the late DJ Olu was not only a son to his father, but shared a bond of greatness that almost made it impossible for outsiders to differentiate between them if they were father and son or brothers.
The release reads in part, “Our attention has been drawn to a disturbing falsehood and misleading story making round on some blogs with the intention to defame the person of Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun and bring to disrepute the glorious memories of his late son, Olugbemiga Abiodun.
“Our natural reaction to such fabrication and imaginary conjunctions would have been utmost silence. However, we are compelled by the need to rebuff such illusion lest it is misconstrued for truth.
“As if they are not satisfied with the demonic work of fiction, the accusation that Prince Abiodun was in any romantic relationship with former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the extent of possessing an explicit film of the former Minister is the most distasteful fictional script ever written. Perhaps, the proponents of this illusion should take a career in Nollywood.
“Prince Abiodun holds the sanctity of the marriage institution at high esteem and most importantly, he loves his wife dearly and remain a caring and loving husband who will never betray the sacredness of marital vows.
“The blanket insinuation that late Olugbemiga was neglected by his father as reason for his death is callous and a desecration of his memories. For many who are close to the Abiodun’s family, it is a notorious fact that the relationship between Olugbemiga and his father was beyond a mere father-son relationship.
“They shared a bond so great that it was almost impossible for outsiders to differentiate between them being father and son or brothers.
“Olugbemiga found a role model in his father and took after him in almost every spheres of life and even though his life was short lived, he touched the lives of so many people.
“It is therefore unspeakable that some individuals hiding behind the faceless blogs that disregard the resounding ethics of journalism would link late Olugbemiga’s death to hard drugs when all medical reports clearly stated that he died of carbon monoxide poisoning.”
He therefore denied that, there was no time the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) made any intention to take over his petroleum company, Heyden Petroleum Limited, saying, the company has continue to receive continental and international accolades for its strides in the oil industry and expansion across the country.