The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and the All Progressive Congress (APC) have each taken a swipe on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate within the Ondo State governorship election who raised an alarm over an alleged risk to his life.
Jegede alleged that following the petition he filed in opposition to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) his life has been threatened.
Whereas reacting to the claims made by Jegede, in a press release issued on Monday by the Spokesman for his Campaign Organisation, Richard Olabode Olatunde, Governor Akeredolu stated that Jegede ought to face his petition and cease looking for consideration by his ” lame try and stir unpopular dialogue round an train that has been concluded by the nice individuals of Ondo State”.
He added that; “The latest whining of the defeated Eyitayo Jegede SAN, on an alleged risk to life didn’t come to us as a surprise.
“It’s because Jegede has been recognized for his series of attention-seeking tactics even through the electioneering campaign ahead of the October 10th Guber election.
“The information of the allegation of risk to life credited to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) within the final election is, due to this fact, one other lame try and stir unpopular dialogue round an exercise that has been concluded by the nice individuals of Ondo State.
“lt is obvious that whereas the resounding victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN in opposition to Jegede’s expectation is now not information, the PDP candidate maybe nonetheless lives in an unfortunate phantasm.
“With out prejudice to the tribunal, we make bold to say that the alarm raised by Jegede over what he termed “risk to life” is an evasive strategy to additional hoodwink his unsuspecting followers into believing in his authorized voyage which has held them spellbound.
“If something, Jegede ought to look inside his party, the PDP and beam searchlight into its management crisis, notably the internal wrangling which has led to the brickbats as seen within the media recently.
“lnstead of looking for undue consideration with unfounded claims and infantile alarms, Jegede ought to face his petition on the tribunal and permit the reason for regulation to find out its benefit whilst this alarm appears preemptive and defeatist in reasoning.
“Whereas recalling the completely different present of violence by the PDP within the build-up to the final election, we need to say emphatically, that, as a candidate of a political get together who marketed violence, Jegede cannot be threatened by anybody. Nonetheless, we urged the safety businesses to supply sufficient safety for him.