- Akeredolu’s alleged romance with PDP is a white lie orchestrated by Olusola Oke’s group – LG Boss
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has asked his followers and members of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ingnore and discard the news of his defection to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of 2020 election, describing it as a white lie.
Responding to a telephone interview with Starnews, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye, said: “My brother, it is a lie. Please ignore the information. Is it possible for a man to build a house and destroy it again? Akeredolu is a builder; he is not a destroyer. He built APC when the party was helpless in Ondo State. It is not possible for a man that built a party to destroy it. Please ignore the rumour because it is a rumour and can only be.”
However, Hon. Otito Atikase, the chairman of Ilaje Local Government in Ondo State has fingered the camp of Chief Olusola Oke (SAN), the Southwest Director of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation as the architect of the defection rumour of Governor Akeredolu to the opposition PDP.
Otito described the alleged romance of Akeredolu with PDP as a white lie, orchestrated by Olusola Oke’s group, saying they have resulted to propaganda to mislead the public and leaders of the APC because according to him, nobody can defeat Akeredolu in any primary election to be conducted by the ruling APC to produce the flag bearer of the party ahead of 2020 election.
He said Chief Oke is interested to run for Governor under the APC and his camp has resulted to cheap propaganda to discredit governor Akeredolu because they see him as their obstacle.
Also speaking on the matter, the State Publicity Secretary of the APC in Ondo State, Mr. Alex Kalejaye, told Starnews correspondent on phone that he can’t speak on the matter as he is the mouth piece of APC and not the mouth piece of the governor.
When asked if the governor is romancing PDP or not, he said: “ You see, I am the mouth piece of APC. I am not the mouth piece of the Governor. I am not aware of anything and there is no how I could know what some leaders are doing at their closest. Only those working directly with them could know, but to the best of my knowledge, I am not aware of anything”.
Asked if it is true that governor Akeredolu was suspended by the APC, Kalejaye said, “I am not aware, thank you my brother,” he said.