The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the 2012 governorship election and an aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke has condemned the rate of mudslinging and lies trading within the party.
Oke who described the development as a wicked propaganda being employed by some aspirants of the party said some aspirants were desperately seeking the nod of the leaders of the party to win the primary election at all costs.
Oke, during a media chat, said indulging fruitlessly in name dropping with unproductive intent to confuse the delegates will affect the chances of the party in the election.
He said “ as the desperation increases, lies and wicked propaganda have also increased in equal proportion. Many of these lies go as far as employing services of paid writers, slanted desk features on the pages of newspapers and obscure online publications daring the venom of truth.
Chief Oke said he was aware of the rumour in the story that he was being sponsored and that he was planning to defect to another party because the leaders of the APC from Lagos had anointed a particular aspirant from Ondo North.
Chief Oke said he would not have responded to the publication because it lacked substance.”
He, however, noted that the action contradicts the position of APC and the assurance from the party leaders of being committed to winning the state for the party during the November poll.
On the rumour that there was a political war between some of the national leaders of the party because of 2019 election, Oke said “the rumour is another barbaric conjecture deployed to carve believability for the story. This conjecture is not only wicked, it is cancerous to the system of politics of our nation and the entire polity at large.”
He expressed his committed to the Code of Conduct prescribed by the state chapter of his party in the build-up to the party primaries coming up in a couple of weeks. It is in that spirit, such paid writers are admonished to retrace their steps from the slippery slope of pulling co-aspirants down out of desperation.