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Group Lambasts ‘Attention-seeking’ Adelabu For ‘Lying’ About Election Result


The defeated governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last governorship election in Oyo State, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu, has been advised to stop lying about his results in the March 9, 2019 election and “to purge himself of flippancy and arrogance,” which cost him victory in the poll.

This was as he was warned to perish the thought of “snatching a mandate freely given by the people of Oyo State to Mr Seyi Makinde of the PDP, as evident in his victory in 28 local governments of the state.”

This advice was given on Thursday, in a statement by the Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), a socio-political organisation that worked for Makinde, signed by its media coordinator, Taiwo Ogunlade.

The group, while responding to claims by Adelabu that the 357,000 votes he garnered in the poll were more than what ushered in the last three successive governors, said Adelabu lied and offended the sensibilities of educated and intelligent Oyo State residents with his distortion of facts.

The group pointed out how as recently as 2011, Governor Abiola Ajimobi on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) polled 420,852 valid votes to emerge as the governor of the state, while Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala who was first runner-up polled 387,132 votes, wondering where Adelabu got his fact that 357,000 votes were larger than what past governors polled.

“The mental laziness of Adelabu and his team, who could not present a simple fact in the public domain without prevarication, should alarm intelligent people.

“His statement is premised on lies, distortion and needless vainglory typical of a man who cannot learn from history or purge himself of arrogance and flippancy.  It is saddening that a man being praised for his achievements as a banker could deliberately distort facts and resort to lying to dress his failed governorship ambition in borrowed garbs of success,” the group stated.

The Oyo Kajola Group concluded that Adelabu’s statement was an attention-seeking effort to oil his desperate ambition to become governor at all cost, saying that Oyo State people had already closed the chapter of elections and were looking forward to good governance under Makinde and that all well-meaning people of the state should be thinking of how to join hands with the governor-elect to succeed in making life better for the people.


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