Amosun: The APC claimed in a statement released in Abeokuta by its State Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, that such a despicable call, coming only a few minutes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the results and published by a rag sheet founded and funded by Amosun, could only have originated from people who knew of their electoral loss well in advance.
It is regrettable that we must respond to this illogical demand that was published by one of Amosun’s lackeys but was reportedly made by the PDP. This is true even though major media have not yet reported or disclosed the results of the governorship poll.
“The recently retired ex-political gladiators should first return home, drink some water, and unwind while still licking their wounds. They still see their electoral defeat as a dream because they find it incomprehensible that they could lose despite the enormous amounts of ill-gotten wealth and violence that the grandstanders demonstrated and used.
For the PDP’s governor candidate, Ladi Adebutu, to use the name of his deceased mother in record-breaking electoral bribery—the scale of which has never been seen in the annals of politics—not only in Ogun state but also in Nigeria—is a great shame, a glaring disrespect for the dead, and an acute moral deficiency.
“While it is charitable to establish a foundation in a deceased mother’s name, it is most uncharitable, unacceptable, and absurd to use such an otherwise admirable gesture as a means of inducing voters; this is a grave criminal act, as we saw in the case of the PDP agent who was detained by EFCC agents in Ado Odo-Ota and also as reported in all the nooks and crannies of Ogun State.
We urge our supporters to be like our Governor and be magnanimous in victory, avoid provocation, and report any threat to peace to the nearest police station. We join His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun in thanking our people for remaining loyal to our party despite serious and cunning financial temptation. Ibikunle Amosun.