Stop campaign of calumny against Tinubu, Oyo APC warns Akinjide
The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, expressed dismay over alleged calculated attempt by a chieftain of the state’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, to discredit and run down the APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ahead of next month’s election.
The party accused Akinjide of deliberately trying to run down Tinubu with a view to winning the electorate over for her choice candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement, the Publicity Secretary, Olawale Sadare, while accusing the PDP chieftain of promoting campaign of calumny against an established political figure, said: “We have been inundated with unpleasant feedbacks from members of the public who had listened to all the sponsored interviews granted by Jumoke Akinjide in the last few days wherein she made futile attempts to tell barefaced lies against the person of Tinubu. This is nothing but unacceptable malfeasance coming from a fry with a shameful political background.”
“It is a height of insensitivity for somebody to be trying to pull down an accomplished personality who has never lost any election anywhere. It would have been better for Akinjide to find a better ploy with which she could earn patronage from Atiku than seeking attention using Tinubu’s name. No amount of smear campaigns and character assassination would make voters turn against Tinubu.”