The Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Ojo Oyewamide has said that certain individuals, especially those who he said have offered to serve as tools in the hands of the opposition, have perfected plans to concoct and sustain lies against the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) regarding his health status.
He said unndoubtedly, the Ondo State Government has enjoyed an appreciable measure of support from the media adding that, “this relationship is not only cherished, it is encouraging and more reassuring each day, especially as the Government considers the media a veritable partner in the pursuit of development for our dear State.
” Nonetheless, in the well-rehearsed, yet ignoble dance of shame, orchestrators, as well as willing tools in a section of the media, are set to spin outright falsehood concerning what in their imagination constitutes the health status of the Governor.
“Needless to recall that opposition elements devoted the last three weeks to uncanny insinuations and self-idolating vituperations. The vitriolic and somewhat insensitive nature of the peddled rumours notwithstanding, Government did not hesitate to clear the air with decency. Events in the aftermath, especially as they affect the activities of Mr. Governor, gave no credence to the inglorious crawl of those responsible for such untruth either.
“All the same, it has become pertinent to alert the general public that these conveyors of blackmail and lies are at it again. This time around, they intend to shun out a fresh angle that Governor Akeredolu, in their imagination, is in a herbal home. Among their mercenaries who have offered to plant such stories is the spokesman of a former governorship candidate who has found his way back to the media”, Oyewamide said.
He said this untoward plot is coming less than 48 hours after Governor Akeredolu, in the full glare of the media, presided over the signing of an MoU between the Ondo State Government and a German medical giant, Medicus International, to establish a world class Sunshine Medical City in Akure, the State capital saying not only did he preside over proceedings, he granted a post event interview.
” It, therefore, becomes not just suspicious but shamelessly preposterous that some persons would hide under the cover of balancing a ‘packaged’ story to disseminate outright lies. No doubt, these are marked acts aimed at distracting the Governor. They are not without motives of unclear purports. But Governor Akeredolu will not be distracted,” Oyewamide said..