The Osun chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the comment of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP)Transition Committee in the state that compared the incumbent Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola to the former United States President, Donald Trump.
The response follows a comment from the camp of the state’s Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke, who had described Oyetola to be worse than the former U.S.President Donald Trump, because of the alleged accusation that he is working to frustrate the transition of power next month.
The Osun state PDP transition committee had however admitted that the incumbent governor was compared to the former U.S. President, Donald Trump because just like him, Oyetola is plotting schemes not to hand over power to Adeleke.
Naija News reports that the spokesperson for governor-elect, Olawale Rasheed, who justified the action in a statement admitted that the chairman of the PDP Transition Committee, Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji, had compared Oyetola to Trump at a function.
According to him, just like the former US President who didn’t want to leave office, Oyetola too was working to frustrate the handover of power to Adeleke on November 27.
However, the Osun APC in its response told the PDP transition committee that the comparison of Oyetola to Trump was a false statement because the incumbent governor is a strong believer in the rule of law, hence the reason he is contesting Adeleke’s victory with facts and figures at the tribunal.
The Special Adviser to the Osun State APC Chairman, Kola Olabisi in a statement also noted that “We won’t join the fray in insulting Dr Oladimeji just the way he had done to Governor Oyetola but we shall not fail to point to the PDP chieftain and Defender-in-Chief of a controversial governor-elect that it would be more dignifying for him to make his point(s) without necessarily describing a sitting governor as being ‘intransigent’.
“Was Dr Oladimeji not worried that by the time he was vilifying Governor Oyetola on Thursday, another sitting Oyo State PDP Governor, Seyi Makinde, was busy praise-singing Oyetola at the joint flag-off of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the 91-kilometre Osogbo-Iwo-Ibadan Road with fanfare in Osogbo?
“It wasn’t for fun that Governor Makinde did not bother to look at the venue of the PDP’s presentation of the one-legged transition committee report which is not better than a worthless piece of paper as the contents were predicated on conjectures and unofficial information illegally sourced from some disgruntled civil servants.
“The PDP handlers and their governor-elect should desist from fouling the media space by strangely making indecorous and inapposite noise by shouting and roaring over the legal activities of Governor Oyetola to create a false impression against the people’s governor,” Olabisi submitted.
Meanwhile, Naija News gathered that Rasheed in a statement to counter the APC furthered that “We first want to take the liberty to list five reasons why the outgoing governor is every inch a Trumpist and even likely worst as noted by Dr Muyiwa Oladimeji, an accomplished professional and Chairman of Ademola Adeleke Transition Committee.
“We must point out further that when the July 16 results were out in public attested and authenticated as valid, the governor was still claiming a win. At a time his party members were already accepting electoral loss as traceable to several factors, the governor was holding fast to his ‘anigbele’ agenda exactly like a Trump who is still delusional and thinks he was rigged out.
“Any leader who electorally failed by all standards, whose loss was acknowledged by his leaders but who remains adamant and intransigent, is beyond a Trump. As he opposes democracy, his garb may become that of the Italian Benito Mussolini.
“Pressing the matter further, Trump in pursuance of his ‘election denier’ launched out to manufacture fake votes and alibi to remain in power. In Osun, Governor Oyetola and his propagandists orchestrated a fake election result tabulation to purportedly claim victory. The search for votes was desperately pursued but for the democratic alertness of the mandate holder, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
“We must elaborate further by calling attention to the attempted mutilation of American governance structures when Trump discovered the political end has come. The governor looks every inch like a good student of Mr Trump. If that behaviour is not Trumpist, is it that of Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro?” Adeleke’s spokesperson said.