Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has raised the alarm over sponsored smear campaigns by political opponents aimed at discrediting his administration.
By Osagie Otabor, Akure
Governor Akeredolu said the plot is being sponsored “by a desperate politician whose next political leaning in readiness for the October 10 governorship election still remains shrouded in a web of conspiratorial intrigues.”
The Ondo Governor said the desperate politician has packaged lies and inciting thought lines to be planted as stories in about three national papers beginning from today August 8, 2020.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ojo Oyewamide, Governor Akeredolu said the story lines were tissues of lies which according to him were not unusual, especially in the light of the frustration that has persistently challenged the treacherous moves of such persons behind the lies and blackmail.
Governor Akeredolu said he is committed to the welfare of the people, especially civil servants whose lives were reduced to nothing prior to the coming of his administration.
He said, “These civil servants cannot forget in a hurry, level of incurable poverty they were subjected before now.
“It should be further noted that the post primary scenario within the APC has been that of harmony and cohesion. The leaders of the party, including very serious aspirants are on same page with the Governor to confront these political mercenaries who have chosen the path of perfidy.
“The Governor will not be distracted by the activities and anctics of those who have become victims of their incurable desperation and lust for power with tainted integrity and demonstrated incompetence.”