Our attention has been drawn to the spurious claim of some arm-chair analysts, falsehood addicts and mischief maniacs, who are willfully trying to twist facts to soothe their principal and representative in the forthcoming gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of the Ondo election. In a bid to score cheap political points, they have decided to slander our most distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu and a frontline gubernatorial aspirant of the APC, Dr. Olusegun Abraham, through a widely circulated false report, which surfaced on some online platforms recently, claiming that the Senator publicly berated the soaring governorship aspirant at a private party in Lagos.
According to the story, “the wife of former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the APC, told Olusegun Abraham, who is one of the leading contenders for the APC governorship ticket in Ondo State, to forget his ambition because the ticket has been reserved for Senator Ajayi Boroffice. Specifically, Mrs. Tinubu allegedly declared that “Senator Boroffice is the next Governor of Ondo State…” And therefore advised Abraham “to stop wasting his time and money.”
This is not only blatantly false, it is also libelous and perfidious.
What is perfidious about the opinion in real sense is the fact the piece lacks tenable credence and merely begs for audience in the space of busy campaign activities. As laughable as it is, the writer who probably is sleeping on clutch chair right now on the assumption that he has done a hatchet job, whereas, he has only succeeded in showing their weakness and celebrated our strength. For records, he had punctured reality, therefore, we should have ignored; but the shape and mood of our activities so far is forbearing and deeply radical that we, the concerned citizen of Ondo State cannot afford to accommodate any misguided jibe or rumors that will quell our peoples morale since it has been established that the perpetrators and supposed benefactor are fast losing ground and hold in the gubernatorial race, and have resorted to grappling with the ropes.
Therefore, the need to caution the utter falsehood being perpetrated becomes pertinent.
The article is titled, “Ondo Gubernatorial Polls: Waterloo Beckons at the Progressives Again”, and written by one named Yemi Olowolabi.
Setting the record straight, Mr.Yemi is a media consultant whose works don’t traverse beyond the sentiment of reshaping death trap public figure. He was the former Chief Press Secretary to the late Dr Olusegun Agagu. His credibility on any shape of issue in Nigeria does not measure anything other than merely farcical. But, it will be very unfortunate and accidental on our part to ignore and allow these infallible lies against the integrity of our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his wife Senator Oluremi Tinubu, and the party, who in essense have severally assured the people of Ondo State of a credible election, whereby, all legible aspirants are required to measure up to the task of building and selling their programmes and projections to the delegates.
More considerably, Senator Oluremi Tinubu is a widely- known responsible woman and leader who exudes respect and admirable honour. This attempt by a group of desperate politicians to paint her a persona as a brash one is outrightly condemnable and disrespectful.
There is just no iota of truth in the circulated rumour. The governorship aspirant himself, Dr Olusegun Abraham, is a man most of us have met severally. A man who describes his aspration not as a political ambition per se, but, a selfless mission to serve Ondo state with his vast experience, business savvy and exposure has endeared his candidacy to a host of hearts in the state and therefore explains the gale of endorsements he keeps receiving state-wide. Our party philosophy is there for the taking. And that is the hallmark on which his campaign promises so far are built.
With that sponsored diatribe, we are now at peace with our activities so far while we gather more, not placing doubt on our chances. Dr. Olusegun Abraham, is largely becoming a factor and front liner in the race, and of course, his decision to contest the elections are expectedly going to be confronted by clear mischief makers that have no foundation, we just didn’t expect that severe desperation could overshadow personal ambition, such that caution could be thrown into the wind to launder the image of the national leader of the party and his amiable wife.
That was just a riddle garnished by fiction to accede relevance and make meat of what only existed in the figment of a disgruntled element lost deep in his or her mischievous imagination. It baffles us the least that Yemi Olowolabi, a limelight Journalist, could resort to believing the lies extorted from the Capital online magazine. The publication itself, from reeks of bellyaching unprofessionalism from the end on the online magazine.
We know what the game looks like. We also understand the size of their cards, we have only come to tell him and his bounty losers that their time is not only up but that ‘the Gods are Wise”.
Senator Oluremi Tinubu is our mother-general and wife of the National leader, believing she said that in the first place is a ruse. The writer is hell-bent at casting a striking shadow at Dr Segun Abraham’s rave making popularity that has been in leading context for months in Ondo. Thus, this defeatist slander can only come from a loser with his or her bunch of fellow confused political hustlers.
But, we are not moved.
As concerned Ondo state citizens and patriots, some of who were present at the strictly private event, we advice, no, demand, that the online magazine, The Capital, and the Boroffice faithful who chose to perpetrate this unfounded falsehood, and who chose to hinge this blatant falsehood on the personality and honour of the distinguished Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Dr. Olusegun Abraham, tender an unreserved apology to reverse the effect of their folly.
We also urge the good people of Ondo State, delegates and our teeming supporters to disregard stories like this one which is reeled to fan a divided ember at us. It’s a targeted attempt that failed before its arrival. For the sake a better Ondo, the sake of reversing the rot in a state so blessed but yet poor, we urge the delegates of the great party APC, and also the enduring citizens of Ondo state, to strongly ignore these political desperados and just remain resolute on achieving a truly blessed Ondo state.
The vision to make Ondo blessed indeed will stand.
Concerned People of Ondo State
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