Rivers State PDP Responsible For Snatching 14,000 PVCs – APC Spokesman Alleges

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Events of recent days have confirmed the information in possession of the APC in Rivers State that it was agents of PDP that snatched 14,000 Permanent Voter Cards [PVCs] belonging to innocent voters across Rivers State.

Having been helped out of their dreamland of rigging the forthcoming elections with cloned and stolen Permanent Voter Cards [PVCs] last Saturday when the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] conducted a mock voter accreditation, members of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in Rivers in Rivers State have now resorted to blackmailing owners of PVCs which PDP hoodlums earlier snatched from INEC officials at various locations in the state. Recall that the INEC in Rivers State had announced sometime ago that about 14,000 PVCs were snatched by hoodlums across Rivers State

What the PDP members now do is calling owners of PVCs on phone asking each PCV owner which party he/she will vote for and if the answer is ‘PDP’ then they tell where to go to pick up his/her PVC. And if the answer is ‘APC’ then the caller cuts the line.

By this singular act, it is obvious that the snatching of the over 14,000 PVCs was perpetrated by the PDP in Rivers State. Even before this came to light now, the intelligence unit of the R/S APC have had reports of PDP locations where these nefarious activities take place. One is in Woji and another is in Elelenwo. It is believed that there are many more locations where the PDP members are undertaking this evil plan especially around those areas where the PVC snatchings took place.

The APC expects that any serious political party should work assiduously to support the INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections and not to contrive all kinds of contraptions to subvert the electoral process to help it win. The APC believes that electoral contests – like all other contests – must be kept clean. 

Unfortunately, consistent calls by the APC on the security agencies to clamp down on these criminal activities of the PDP in Rivers State appear to be ignored. But we will continue to highlight these issues for the attention and action of the nation’s security organisations, local and international observers, the National Human Rights Commission, the embassies of the EU countries, the UN and all people of goodwill until concrete actions are taken to stem and stamp out these negative machinations of the PDP in Rivers State.

Chris Finebone

State Publicity Secretary 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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Rivers APC Mourns 9 Murdered Members

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has declared a week of mourning for nine of its members who were killed in two separate incidents in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Saturday night. While five of the men were killed in the D-Line area of Port Harcourt, the other four met their untimely death along the Eastern By-Pass in the Marine Base area of the state capital.

“Rivers APC condemns the killing of these innocent men without reservations. That only APC members were targeted in the two incidents indicates that these are politically motivated murders targeted at reducing our membership strength ahead of the 2015 elections. We are challenging the law enforcement agencies to rise to the occasion and apprehend and bring the culprits to book,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the death of these innocent men and regard them as martyrs of our nascent democracy. We wish to assure those they have left behind that these party faithful will be celebrated and mourned accordingly. Their deaths will strengthen us the more to ensure that evil men are not be allowed to govern our State again,” Ikanya added.

The State APC Chairman directed APC members throughout the State to use this Sunday, 15th March, to pray for the repose of their souls in their various churches. “We owe them this honour even as we strive to honour them the more by ensuring that their dream of landslide victory for our great party in the forthcoming general elections is realised,” he said.

Dr. Ikanya cautioned the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its supporters to eschew violence as no amount of violence and intimidation will save the party from being disgraced during the March 28 and April 11 general elections in the State.

We pray our friends and the International Community to constantly remember us in their prayers as both our candidate, Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside and all APC Chieftains are all targets for elimination by the newly assembled PDP Killer Squad.

Long Live APC!

Long Live Rivers State!!

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, 

SSA on Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State.      

10-03-15

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PDP responsible for snatching 14,000 PVCS

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Events of recent days have confirmed the information in possession of the APC in Rivers State that it was agents of PDP that snatched 14,000 Permanent Voter Cards [PVCs] belonging to innocent voters across Rivers State.

Having been helped out of their dreamland of rigging the forthcoming elections with cloned and stolen Permanent Voter Cards [PVCs] last Saturday when the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] conducted a mock voter accreditation, members of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in Rivers in Rivers State have now resorted to blackmailing owners of PVCs which PDP hoodlums earlier snatched from INEC officials at various locations in the state. Recall that the INEC in Rivers State had announced sometime ago that about 14,000 PVCs were snatched by hoodlums across Rivers State

What the PDP members now do is calling owners of PVCs on phone asking each PCV owner which party he/she will vote for and if the answer is ‘PDP’ then they tell where to go to pick up his/her PVC. And if the answer is ‘APC’ then the caller cuts the line.

By this singular act, it is obvious that the snatching of the over 14,000 PVCs was perpetrated by the PDP in Rivers State. Even before this came to light now, the intelligence unit of the R/S APC have had reports of PDP locations where these nefarious activities take place. One is in Woji and another is in Elelenwo. It is believed that there are many more locations where the PDP members are undertaking this evil plan especially around those areas where the PVC snatchings took place.

The APC expects that any serious political party should work assiduously to support the INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections and not to contrive all kinds of contraptions to subvert the electoral process to help it win. The APC believes that electoral contests – like all other contests – must be kept clean. 

Unfortunately, consistent calls by the APC on the security agencies to clamp down on these criminal activities of the PDP in Rivers State appear to be ignored. But we will continue to highlight these issues for the attention and action of the nation’s security organisations, local and international observers, the National Human Rights Commission, the embassies of the EU countries, the UN and all people of goodwill until concrete actions are taken to stem and stamp out these negative machinations of the PDP in Rivers State.

Chris Finebone

State Publicity Secretary

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

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PDP plot to discredit the C4I, a stratagem to get the unit out of the way, says Rivers APC

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Then attention of the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has been drawn to a totally ludicrous and insidious allegation by the PDP Campaign Organisation, Rivers State linking the APC to a purported plan by the C4I and the Rivers State Police Command to [in the words of the PDP] ‘abduct, assassinate or “frame and arrest” leaders of the PDP in Rivers State and to generally orchestrate political violence, chaos and anarchy in Rivers State.’ For the APC, this is yet another contrivance from the deep box of propaganda of the PDP in Rivers State. It simply flies in the face.

While not speaking for any organ of state like the Police or any other security agency, the APC in Rivers State believes that it is unthinkable for any sane mind or group of sane individuals to imagine that the Nigeria Police or other security organizations would attempt what the PDP is charging. That can only be possible between the PDP and any unscrupulous federal agency as we have come to experience under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration recently – definitely not with the APC.

It is important to remind the PDP in Rivers State that its constant obsession with such heinous acts in their baseless accusations against the APC simply explains the kind of things that occupy the minds of R/S PDP members, something that is very glaring in the mien, body language  and carriage of its leaders especially its governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike and Chairman, Felix Obuah, Evans Bipi and others.

The Rivers State chapter of the APC would like to urge the PDP to approach the various federal government controlled security agencies with the facts of its findings for proper investigation to ascertain the veracity of their claims. However, we are convinced that such will not happen as we believe that the totality of the accusation by the PDP is frivolous, baseless, offensive, mischievous and manifestly mendacious.

While the APC would not like to be dragged into analysing matters of security with every passer-by, we make bold to state that the history of the C4I speaks for itself especially as a creation that was midwifed by the Nigeria Police Force with resource support from the Rivers State Government with a view to providing security for lives and property of Rivers people and residents.

The APC suspects that this latest onslaught by the PDP to discredit the C4I is a strategic plot to get the unit out of the way in order for the PDP to unleash their well-planned orgy of assassinations, kidnappings, murders, armed robberies amongst other grievous crimes on members of the APC and innocent people and residents of Rivers State.

We are already in the know that yesterday’s press conference where the PDP unveiled its mischievous allegations is part of the template authorised for it by their grandmasters in Abuja in order to create an enabling ground to clamp down on the C4I and the Rivers State Police Command to enable the PDP in Rivers State have a security open cheque for the forthcoming elections.

We call on all Nigerians of good will, local and international observers, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Security [DSS] and other security agencies to be carefully watchful that they are not goaded into taking actions that directly or indirectly conflicts with their duties and responsibilities in the Nigerian Constitution which they swore to uphold and abide by. To them we remind that this phase shall soon pass away but Nigeria shall continue to remain.

Chris Finebone

Rivers State APC Publicity Secretary

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Shame as PDP Attempt to Test-run Cloned PVCs Fail in Rivers

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Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State were shocked Saturday as some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made attempts to test-run cloned Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) at various centres where the testing of the PVC readers were carried out by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State.

 

The attempt by the PDP members Saturday was a confirmation of the very suspicion by the APC that PDP members were up to some sneaky game when they embarked on massive purchase of PVCs from unsuspecting members of the public throughout Rivers State since 2014. Where they could not out rightly buy off the cards, they copied the serial number/PIN.

 

However, the insidious schemes of the PDP came to light as they sent out their members to take part during Saturday’s mock accreditation. Each and every of the cloned cards were rejected by the machines. Curiously, it was not clear why the officials of INEC did not order for the arrest of those PDP members.

 

In view of the disastrous failure of the PDP evil agenda, it is expected that the clamour for jettisoning of the PVC in the forthcoming elections will become more virulent and persistent. We believe that the PDP will intensify its campaign with some mushroom political parties to either scuttle the use of the PVC or the election itself.

 

We call on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to investigate rejected cards and their owners to unravel what the APC believes to be part of a larger and more intricate scheme by the PDP in Rivers State to rig and subvert the electoral process in 2015. Those found to be part of the plan and their sponsors must be arrested, questioned and, if found culpable, charged to court immediately.

 

 

Chris Finebone

State Publicity Secretary

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Rivers APC Raises Alarm over Presidency’s Plot to Produce Damaging Documentary on Amaechi

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has raised alarm over a plot by the Presidency to produce a very damaging documentary on the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibiuke Rotimi Amaechi, in continuation of the on-going campaign of calumny against leading lights in APC by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

 

 

“The plot, which was leaked to us by a patriotic Nigerian working in the Presidency, is intended to present Governor Amaechi, who is also the Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, as a power-hungry and corrupt politician, but nothing could be further from the truth. Having sponsored the production and airing of similar discredited documentaries on APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the PDP-led Presidency and President Goodluck Jonathan’s strategists believe that Governor Amaechi is the next APC backbone to be targeted in this diabolical and desperate but futile attempt to stop APC’s march to victory in the March 28 presidential election,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.

 

 

Ikanya in a statement issued Thursday in Port Harcourt made it clear that Governor Amaechi has no skeletons in his cupboard and has nothing to be afraid of, having served the good people of Rivers State to the best of his ability in the past almost eight years. “We, therefore, wish to warn those behind this devilish and invidious plot to desist from executing it. We also wish to issue advance warning to media houses that may be tempted by the lure of lucre to promote or broadcast any satanic documentary on Governor Amaechi to perish the thought or prepare to meet us in court,” Ikanya said.

 

 

He advised President Goodluck Jonathan and his sinking party to stop wasting public funds sponsoring ill-conceived documentaries designed to tarnish the reputation of APC leaders, as this cannot save the party during the forthcoming polls.

 

 

Finally, President Jonathan should know that the game is up as we expect him to work towards honourably leaving the stage as a statesman and avoid destroying the intuitions and people who have assisted him in his political journey. He has ran our economy aground and spread corruption as a way of life and the fact remains that Nigerians are tired of his maladministration, lack of vision  and no amount of bribery or damage to any of our leaders will save him from the defeat that awaits him come 28th March, 2015, Dr Ikanya concluded.

 

Long Live APC!

 

Long Live Rivers State!!

 

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,

 

SSA Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State.

             

05-03-15

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Dazed by Dakuku’s door-to-door master stroke, r/s PDP goes for the ‘big lie’

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Terribly jarred, dazed and bemused by the huge success of APC Governorship Candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside’s door-to-door campaigns by the Greater Together Campaign Organisation and several voluntary groups in Rivers State, the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has, once again, resorted to the deployment of the ‘big lie’ theory of propaganda to shield itself from the state of quandary it has found itself with its highly discredited and morally degraded candidate, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike.

The wild accusation by the PDP that the Rivers State Governor is about to finance the APC in Rivers State to buy up Permanent Voters Cards [PVC] during the various door-to-door campaigns by loyalists of Dr. Dakuku Peterside across Rivers State, is only a clueless and infantile attempt to derail and cast doubt on the momentum of acceptability and popularity of the APC Governorship Candidate, which has become obvious and glaring since the APC door-to-door campaign kicked off in towns, villages, fishing ports and hamlets across the state.

What is causing heartaches and pains to the PDP is the sheer number and momentum of the door-to-door campaigns for Dr. Dakuku Peterside by religious leaders, the intelligentsia, artisans, lawyers, youths, students, non-indigenes and others throughout Rivers State.

As a political party, the APC has come to terms that it is dealing with a bunch of dishonourable group of individuals in the PDP in Rivers State especially casting its mind back to how the leadership of the PDP led by Felix Obuah emerged.

The incessant resort by the PDP to use of the ‘big lie’ will make the original promoters of the theory, Adolf Hitler and his chief propagandists, Josef Goebbels smile in envy in their graves. But just as those men were dishonourable in their time, so are the likes of Nyesom Wike, Felix Obuah and Jerry Needam of this time.

The APC would like to unequivocally state that the PDP and its governorship candidate should look elsewhere to find answers as to why their attempted popularity test through a door-to-door engagement with Rivers people has failed woefully and quickly paled into insignificance.

However, we could be of help by reminding the PDP that it has a thoroughly bad and unmarketable brand in Nyesom Wike. It might also be helpful to remind the PDP that with their leadership in the state made up of mainly buccaneers, their future and electoral prospects are threatened only by their own dog-eat-dog philosophy of existence typical of men of such traits.

The APC would like to state that, as a matter of principle, it believes in one man, one vote and therefore would never do anything with a view to benefitting from any contrived or subverted process on its road to winning the 2015 elections and indeed any other elections for that matter. Our only interest in the PVC is that it is the only weapon that every individual must deploy to either punish and send any bad government packing or vote in a promising party like the APC. No more!

Chris Finebone

State Publicity Secretary

Tuesday, March 4, 2015.

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Rivers APC berates PDP for demonizing Dakuku Peterside

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 •Urges Jerry Needam to return to psychiatric hospital
 
The ruling party in Rivers State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in the state for demonising the APC governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside. Rivers APC in a statement issued Monday in Port Harcourt took serious exception to the claim by PDP that Dr. Peterside is copying the ideas and programmes of PDP governorship candidate, Chief Nyesome Wike.
 
“This allegation as contained n a press statement signed by Mr. Jerry Needam on behalf of his Rivers State Chairman of PDP, Mr. Felix Obuah, is vexatious, ridiculous and without foundation. It is stands logic on its head because it is coming several weeks after we had cause to alert the public about attempts by Wike, who has no programme for the development of Rivers State but was imposed on Rivers PDP by his political godmother, First Lady Patience Jonathan, to copy the programmes of Dr. Peterside as contained in his well-publicised “Road Map to Prosperity”, a Four-Point Agenda aimed at taking Rivers State to the next level via Public Sector Accountability and Security of Lives and Properties; Employment Generation and Wealth Creation; Social and Human Capital Development and Empowerment; as well as Institutional and Physical infrastructure Development and Food Security,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said.
 
Ikanya in a statement issued in Port Harcourt pointed out that as at the time Dr. Dakuku Peterside presented his agenda for the emancipation of Rivers State shortly after his emergence as the flagbearer of APC on 28th November, 2014, Chief Nyesome Wike was still yet to be imposed by Dame Patience Jonathan on the party to the detriment of the candidates more qualified to fly the gubernatorial flag of the party in Rivers.
 
“For Needam and his master Obuah to therefore turn around after over two months to accuse Dr. Peterside of copying or attempting to copy Wike’s non-existent development agenda clearly betrays the educational backwardness of Mr. Jerry Needam, who may not understand what the word copycat means after spending ten years without graduation from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, and Mr. Felix Obuah, who was not privileged to see the four walls of any sound educational institution. To describe Dakuku Peterside, a Doctorate Degree holder and Chairman of Upstream of the Federal House of Representatives as a copycat who lacks originality suggest that Jerry Needam, a pathological liar and a mental case who has visited a psychiatric hospital at Enugu on several occasions, is yet to be fully cured of his mental challenges,” Ikanya said.
 
Responding to the specific allegation that Peterside started going to churches in imitation of Wike, Dr. Ikanya said: “Mr. Needam forgot that Dr. Dakuku Peterside in a globally broadcast Thanksgiving Service handled by about 2,000 men of God handed over his mandate to God in December 2014 before Wike started his so called church campaigns. Needam also forgot that Dr, Peterside being a born again Christian needs not advertise his church programmes unlike Chief Wike, who because of his anti-christ disposition advertises his church events to deceive Christians that he has become a Christian, forgetting that Rivers people are too enlightened to be easily deceived.”
 
The Rivers APC Chairman described Peterside as a man who has earned a reputation as a charismatic and disciplined leader; creative and hardworking, a broad-minded fellow with strategic insights. According to him, “Peterside is widely respected as one of the most result-oriented, meticulous, consistent, trustworthy and God-fearing political leaders, in all public offices he has held he has brought innovation to bear and made remarkable impact that has endeared him to his fellow compatriots. He is a role model and mentor to several young persons, who look up to him for inspiration. He has at various times turned down at least fourteen chieftaincy titles, several honourary doctorate degrees and awards rather believing in the people as a reason for service. We are proud to recommend him to the great people of Rivers State as their next governor after the departure of the goal-oriented Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi in 2015.”
 “In the House he serves as chairman of the strategic Petroleum Resources (Downstream) Committee that oversees the management of the key driver of Nigeria’s economy (Petroleum Industry). Dakuku Peterside also serves in the most important House committees of Anti-corruption, National Ethics and Values; Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes; Co-operation and Integration in Africa, Electoral Matters; Industry; Communications and Works. He is a well known champion of reform and strengthening of institutions as key to unlocking development potentials.
 
“Besides, this great son of Rivers State is an international resource person on oil and gas matters and a leading leadership/management scholar and speaker in leading conferences around the world. He is a respected authority on corporate political strategy and Business-Govt interaction in Nigeria. We are proud to recommend him to the great people of Rivers State as their next governor after the departure of the goal-oriented Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi in 2015.”
 
Can such a character like Dr Peterside with the above qualifications be a copycat of course no maybe to a debased mind like Mr Needam and his paymasters, Dr Peterside a Doctorate Degree Holder and an accomplished administrator of note is? What a shame!
Both our press statement of 20th January, 2015 accusing PDP and Chief Wike of the plot to clone Dr Peterside’s agenda for the revolution of Rivers State and a copy of the well advertised Road Map to Prosperity is hereby attached in case anybody is in doubt.
Long Live APC!
 
Long Live Rivers State!!
 
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
 

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Why we can’t pay N11bn pension, gratuities arrears —BAUCHI

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Bauchi—Bauchi State government has attributed its inability to offset the N11 billion backlog of pension and gratuities to dwindling financial resources.

The State Head of Service, Adon Dalla Gin, who made this known at a briefing at Government House in Bauchi, said the administration of Governor Isa Yuguda inherited a debt of N600 million pension, which it had off set and paid accordingly to pensioners.

He said the state government paid the sum of N239,010, 937.88 monthly to 7,192 pensioners, adding that the number of retirees kept increasing rapidly as a result of massive retirements in the civil service on the basis of 35 years of service, 60 years of age or deaths.

He said: “The state civil service has an average of about 50 retirements on a monthly basis. This therefore accounts for the monthly increase of gratuity monthly which has now reached 11billion naira for both state and local government.

“When this government came into inception, the Governor approved the sum of 300 million naira to upset the outstanding pension and gratituities, but could not because of the dwindling financial resources of the economy”

“The government later reviewed it to N100 million but discovered that it could not afford it and brought it down to N25 million.

‘’The government also had problem of the payment of the N25 million and had to stop the entire process for some time. However, recently the sum of N25 million was paid to reduce the debt.’’

The Head of Service assured that the government would offset the remaining debt as soon as it got funds, adding that government was a continuous process.

He disclosed that the state had introduced a modified contribution Pension Scheme.

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Akala, Senator Agboola feud deepens

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THE cold war between the former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala and Senator Hosea Agboola, the senator representing Oyo North has deepened with the latter and his community taking the ex-governor up over a statement that the senator had no electoral value.
The two parted ways immediately after the tenure of Akala.

Agboola was the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in Akala’s administration.
During the controversial primary that produced Senator Teslim Folarin, they engaged each other.

Otunba Akala said recently:  “When you talk of people like Agboola, his electoral value is not something I will feel in my camp. Political value, yes; maybe one or two but in terms of electoral value, how valuable is he? Do you know where Agboola is from? He is from a village that, with due respect to him, if you bring an exaggerated map of Oyo State, you will need a microscope to discover it.”
The senator and his community, Igbojaiye in Oke Ogun area of the state have taken exception to the comments.

Agboola, in a statement made allusion to President Goodluck Jonathan who, he said, became the President of the country despite his humble beginning.

The community, in its own reaction through Igbojaiye Descendants Union (IDU) described the comments as “unwarranted, ill-conceived and grossly unbecoming of a former governor of the state.”

According to the group’s spokesman, Babalola Zaccheus, the community wondered how the calibre of Otunba Akala, who had over his political journey benefitted from the untiring support of the people of the community could attempt to bring down the same people so cheaply by despising their community in spite of the fact that, he (Akala) passed nights in the same place when he was seeking their votes in 2003 and 2007 campaigns.

“We wouldn’t have joined issues with the former governor but because of the aspersions cast on the community blessed with the highest number of electorate in Itesiwaju local government area of the state. He needs to be reminded that he had also benefited from the same senator he is now trying to bring down at all cost. It is also worthy of note that Senator Agboola has for a very long time made ‘Alleluyah’ known to every household throughout Oyo state via his chain of businesses. It is very disheartening for Otunba Akala to say he made Agboola, rather Akala’s political fortunes were affected positively through the support of Agboola especially in 2007 election.”

The community said further that “Senator’s political sagacity and prowess has robbed-off positively on former governors of the state including Akala, because everyone he supports, always coast to victory.”

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