A socio-political group in Oyo State, known as Oyo Kajola Group (OKG), Friday, urged the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Bayo Adelabu to stop distorting facts all in the bid to embellish his failed ambition with garments of success.
TheEcho recalls that Mr. Adelabu had earlier said that the over 357,000 votes he garnered at the March 9 polls surpassed the number of votes that had enthroned the past three successive governors of the state.
However, while responding through its media coordinator, Taiwo Ogunlade, the OKG noted that Adelabu was intentionally insulting the sensibilities of the educated residents of the state.
The Group went ahead to remind the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria how the outgoing governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had in 2011 garnered 420,852 valid votes on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to emerge as the governor of the state, while Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala of the PDP, who was first runner-up polled 387,132 votes
The group submitted that it was “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”.
“Adelabu’s statement was an attention-seeking effort to oil his desperate ambition to become a governor at all cost. Oyo State people had already closed the chapter of elections and were looking forward to good governance under Makinde and 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.”