Ogun PDP’s desperate lies - The People's Voice


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Ogun PDP’s desperate lies

By Olatunbosun Ajibola, Ajilete

Something sinister is going on in Ogun PDP quarters right now and Nigerians must be taking notice. In a desperate bid to confuse the Ogun populace, they are cooking up lies at an alarming rate, but even in this they are not ingenious. They are peddling provocatively insane lies that raise questions about their mental state, paying bloggers to promote blatant falsehoods and loading social media with hogwash. But the people are well apprised of their proclivity for mischief, and so all their labour of lies is for the trash can. 

The latest of this lies is that as we speak, Prince Dapo Abiodun has sent some people to beg Chief Kessington Adebutu, father of Ladi Adebutu, the PDP governorship candidate in the March 18 election in Ogun State, to withdrawal the case he filed in court challenging his (Governor Abiodun’s) reelection! In the same breath, and as if seized by demons, they are also claiming that the Governor is in fact in Kessington Adebutu’s house right now, prostrating and begging for mercy! This is an terrible low even for professional propagandists.

Naturally, Ogun PDP’s dirty tactic is understandable. After realizing that all efforts to manipulate the electoral process by inducing voters with ATM-like cards preloaded with N10,000 failed woefully, they have become desperate for attention, knowing for a fact that they have no real case to pursue anywhere. The story of the vote-buying cards is well known because operatives of the NDLEA and the police arrested many of the PDP agents on election day. In any case, no less a person than the Secretary of the party in the state, owned up to the fraud  perpetrated, saying that the PDP candidate had “empowered” voters on March 18, a euphemism for vote buying of the most blatant kind; an affront on the Electoral Act.

This is not the first time Ogun PDP is purveying jejune propaganda. Their incitement of mendacious mobs against the governor and the good people of Ogun State when he (the governor) collected his Certificate of Return produced no results; the people paid them no heed knowing their accustomed practice of crying wolf where none exists. If you find it rather strange that after submitting a petition at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, these charlatans still tried to curry public sympathy by claiming that the Ogun State government was after Adebutu’s life, you are not alone. These people have no honour, a commodity found even among thieves. They have a case in court but cannot wait till the judiciary makes a pronouncement; they are in panic mode because their case is horrendously warped and shamelessly shallow. 

Just think deeply about it for a moment: on what basis would Governor Abiodun be begging a manipulator of the electoral process? Would he beg those who disrupted election with thugs and moved from town to town with gun-wielding thugs on election day to withdraw their case in court when there is unassailable evidence of their criminality? 

These charlatans should wait for their day in court.  The court will have the opportunity to make a pronouncement when all their atrocities against the Ogun people are laid bare. Telling unintelligent lies like the one being peddled right now makes them look so pathetic. The pernicious propaganda isn’t working: let them wake up and smell the coffee.

Ogun PDP’s mendacity is sickening. Is it the same Governor on official assignment outside the country that they saw in Kessington Adebutu’s house? Are they seriously telling us that the man whose victory they are contesting has now acquired omnipresent powers? These people are just rabble rousers, a bunch of political failures comforting themselves and their followers with fairytales.  They just want to give their supporters fake hope, clutching at straws. But they fail to realize that propaganda, however desperately packaged, can never override the truth.

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