Chairman of Ondo Solidarity Forum (OSF), an Ondo State All Progressives Congress’ pressure group, Dr. Dipo Okeyomi, has described as distasteful, accusation of certificate forgery levelled against Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Okeyomi, popularly known in political circles as ‘Carry Go,’ in a statement in Akure on Tuesday, said the accusation is sheer falsehood and a continuation of campaigns of calumny by some detractors.
“We know those who are behind this campaign of calumny and I will personally advise them to desist and accept the arrangement of God that Lucky Aiyedatiwa is now the Governor of Ondo State.
“Unknown to them, they are flogging a dead horse in that, all the educational certificates presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission by Governor Aiyedatiwa had been dutifully scrutinised by all statutory bodies before he ran for Deputy Governor and he was given a clean bill of health,” Okeyomi defended.
The OSF chairman, as such, advised security agencies to fish out the sponsors of “these baseless accusations” who have been using faceless organisations to propagate the character assassination, and get them prosecuted.
“At this critical time in the life of Ondo State, there is the need for sober reflections in view of how some detractors tried to derail good governance and stoke the fire of crisis, but for God and the timely intervention of President Bola Tinubu.
“My advice to the Governor is to remain focused and ignore the ranting of these dazed politicians who did not believe in their wildest imagination that Aiyedatiwa could become governor.
“More so, they are looking for all ways not to make the Governor secure the party’s governorship ticket but they have failed in their tracks, as Aiyedatiwa is the desire of of well-meaning residents of Ondo State, to continue in office.”
Beyond that, Okeyomi urged the Ondo Governor, whom he described as a man of great qualities, to build on the legacies of his boss, the late former Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and endeavour to complete all existing projects; and then embark on human empowerment programmes to endear him more to the people.
“He should also be careful with some cabals who are pretending to be his friends as many of them have sinister motives; more so, he should immortalise the late former governor Akeredolu, by naming a monument or public institution after him,” Okeyomi counselled.