The gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party in Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has denied sponsoring the circulation of posters bearing his picture and that of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress.
The APC had accused Mr. Alao-Akala of using the posters, bearing “Sai Buhari Sai Akala”, as a ploy to gain the sympathy of the electorate during the April 11 governorship election.
Mr. Alao-Akala, who spoke through his media aide, Oludare Ogunlana, said that “though I have no hatred for the newly-elected president, but why would I use his picture to sell my candidature at this point when it is certain that the incumbent administration has few months in office”.
He said it was another ploy by the APC to reduce his soaring popularity.
Stressing that the posters did not emanate from him, he said, “I am a member of the LP while the president-elect is of the APC. It is shameful for the dying APC administration in the State to resort to such indecent propaganda when it is very obvious that their administration is living on borrowed time.
“Such political lies wrapped with expired fallacy can only be marketable to politicians of yesteryears. Deliberately, they went to the press to react thinking that people will succumb to their lies. Those eras when lies thrived are gone for good. Governor Abiola Ajimobi should be preparing his handover note because the people have already resolved to send him packing.”
He expressed confidence that he will defeat Mr. Ajimobi on April 11.