The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun has described as inglorious lies, baseless and perfidious, the statement credited to the Chairman of a splinter group, TOP, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi, that there was an attack and assassination attempt on some leaders of the group by government officials believed to be Gov Oyetola Cabinet members.
The party frowned at Elder Adelowo’s fabricated allegation as he failed to substantiate his claim with verifiable facts and evidence, adding that there is no shred of truth in the allegation and the onus of proof is leadership of TOP responsibilities.
The Party was surprised that the Calibre of Elder Adelowo as a religious leader and immediate past Chairman of the ruling party in the state could be dishing out unfounded and fabricated lies to misinform the public purposely to discredit the ruling party and the government, all in the name of politics.
This reaction was contained in a release issued from party’s Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy and signed by its Director, Barr Kunle Oyatomi and made available to the media on Friday in Osogbo, the state capital.
The party also enjoined the media to always seek truth and propagate facts without which the public will be terribly misled and stay unenlightened.
According to the party, “it is high time those charged with the responsibility to maintain laws and orders in the state to properly investigate the allegations whether there was any record of assassination attempt in Osun and let the public know who the liars are. He then called the leadership of the Adelowo led TOP splinter group to stop their act of wicked propagation of lies, capable of destabilizing the state”.
Oyatomi stressed that the leadership of TOP has taken it too far by seriously heating the polity, noting that it is like comparing “Hell fire with Paradise” when comparing the state of security during the inglorious PDP days in Osun to the present Oyetola – led government.
However, the Osun APC explained that what Adelowo led TOP group has made of itself in the state is not only a laughing stock and shame to democratic politics but it has shown the public that leadership of the splinter group are on self-serving motive and they do not want the current APC led government to succeed in its bid for a deserving second term. And I asked in whose interest ( Quo Warranto)?
Oyatomi advised leadership of TOP to shun politics of ill-will, hatred and enmity and support the APC led government of Oyetola to move Osun to the highest level for the sake of the entire citizens of the state.
The APC therefore called on all loyal members and supporters of the party to distance themselves from any frivolous and obnoxious activities capable of tarnishing the image of the party but rather be resolute in their unalloyed support to the APC led government for all and sundry to experience more of progressive developmental projects for the betterment of everyone in the state of Osun