Oyo APC tackles PDP gov candidate over anti-ajimobi comments
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.