Osun Tribunal: Propaganda won’t help APC – PDP chieftain
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The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Diran Odeyemi, has warned All Progressives Congress in Osun State against creating crises through involvement in the spread of fake reports regarding its petition before the election petition tribunal.
Odeyemi, in a statement obtained in Osogbo on Sunday, said going by the result of the last July 16 governorship poll, the people of the state have rejected the ruling party and declared that no matter how strong the propaganda by the APC, it would not return to power.
He also said the leaders of APC already knew that the petition against the victory recorded by Senator Ademola Adeleke of the PDP was of no significance and constituted no threat.
He, however, disclosed that the APC embarked on a media trial to keep its structure together, warning that all those involved in pushing fake information risk prosecution, should their action lead to a breakdown in law and order in any part of the state.
He said, “APC and its paid agents have been going around spreading fake information on social media. They fabricated overvoting and put words in the mouth of the Tribunal that has not even commenced which will not save them. The people of Osun have rejected APC and its antics and massively voted Senator Ademola Adeleke as their governor.
“No matter how well fabricated or intense the propaganda being spread regarding the election petition tribunal by the APC agents on the social media, the truth will prevail and the decision of the Osun electorate that Adeleke should lead the state will become reality. Osun people have rejected APC and no amount of propaganda will return them to office. It is over for them.”
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for Osun APC chairman, Kola Olabisi, has berated a group, Democrats for Democracy for asking the tribunal to sanction Oyetola for act tantamount to contempt of court.
Olabisi in a statement on Sunday said the group lacked the moral capacity to lower the political estimation of Governor Oyetola in the reckoning of the people.
“The apparent rudder-less and confused Democrats for Democracy that has no iota of attributes for it to be classified as being democratic in any way is merely out to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it, as there is nowhere a directive traceable to Governor Oyetola is showcased where the easy-going governor has authorized anyone to engage in contempt of court as it was wrongly alleged by the bread and butter pro-PDP democrats.
“The so-called emergency PDP democrats truly lack what it takes to dispassionately function as democratic policemen as they don’t need any advisors or tutorials to know that the people of Osun State in particular and others outside the state have the comprehensive knowledge of the details information about the anomalies and abnormalities that glaringly and indisputably characterized the controversial declaration of the winner of the last Osun State governorship election,” Olabisi said.