Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State narrowly escaped death as his Sports Utility Vehicle went up in flames in Lagos on Tuesday.

The incident happened along the Oshodi-Oworonshoki highway.

His brother, Isaac Fayose, shared the news online.

Confirming the incident, Fayose’s spokesman, Lere Olayinka said the SUV caught fire on the motion but the Governor was not in the vehicle.

“No casualty recorded. Cause of the fire not ascertained yet.

“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.

Fayose was among the 17 Southern Governors that converged on Lagos to discuss crucial national issues.

He stayed over in Lagos till Tuesday to the attend the 2017 National Women Conference organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).

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