Oyo APC tack­les PDP gov can­di­date over anti-aji­mobi com­ments

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - Ade­mola Ba­balola, Ibadan

The Oyo State Chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress on Sun­day tack­led the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party’s gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date, Mr Seyi Makinde, for con­demn­ing the state Gover­nor, Abi­ola Aji­mobi.

Makinde had al­leged that the gover­nor threat­ened ben­e­fi­cia­ries of N-power to vote for the rul­ing party in next month’s elec­tion or for­feit their ap­point­ments.

he was re­ported to have said that Aji­mobi was us­ing tac­tics to in­stall his anointed can­di­date, Mr Bayo Ade­labu as gover­nor by forc­ing the Chair­man of Oyo State Sig­nage and Ad­ver­tise­ment Agency, Pas­tor Yinka Ade­poju, to re­sign his po­si­tion over op­po­si­tion par­ties’ bill­boards across the state.

he said his bill­boards made Ade­poju to re­sign his po­si­tion due to un­due pres­sure.

Makinde’s al­le­ga­tion was con­tained in a state­ment by his cam­paign or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Di­rec­tor of Me­dia, Do­tun Oye­lade.

“Re­li­able sources con­firmed that the OYSA Chair­man re­signed be­cause he re­fused to il­le­gally re­move the bill­boards and posters of the op­po­si­tion par­tic­u­larly Seyi Makinde whose posters and bill­boards have been per­sis­tently de­faced and bas­tardised by the agents of the rul­ing party and govern­ment in power,” the state­ment had claimed.

But the state APC, which de­scribed the al­le­ga­tion as mis­placed, urged the peo­ple of the state to ig­nore Makinde who it said was suf­fer­ing from “peren­nial losses.”

The party‘s po­si­tion was con­tained in a state­ment made avail­able to jour­nal­ists in Ibadan, the state cap­i­tal, by its state Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary Dr Ab­du­lazeez Olatunde.

It urged Makinde to fo­cus on is­sue-based cam­paign rather than his cam­paign of calumny, not­ing that his com­ments on is­sues al­ways proved that he was naive.

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