The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State has stated that no amount of propaganda or fake endorsement of the state Governor, Seyi Makinde would prevent him from imminent defeat in Saturday’s governorship election.
The PUNCH reports that three pro-Tinubu groups in the state, on Sunday, dumped the gubernatorial candidate of APC in the state, Teslim Folarin, for the incumbent governor who is seeking re-election into office.
A statement by the state publicity secretary, Olawale Sadare, said, “The voters in the state should be wary of the antics of some merchants of lies and propaganda who are being sponsored by Governor Makinde and his agents to promote fake endorsement of the governor’s second term ambition with a view to misleading the electorate.”
He described the report of such endorsement as a manifestation of cowardice, undue pressure and desperation on the part of the governor and his negligible supporters who have seen the writing on the wall and are now looking for a miracle that could make them escape disgraceful defeat at the poll on Saturday.
Sadare stated that there are no pro-Tinubu groups registered with Oyo APC by the names “Southern for Tinubu BAT Democracy”, “Yoruba Campaign for BAT” and “Tinubu Campaign Movement” while the two names mentioned in the fallacious news report were fictitious.