As the political turf in the South West goes into active gear towards the 2023
General Elections and the battle for control of the region, heats up, Propaganda which is fast becoming a weapon of campaign, has again been unleashed.
Evidently, the APC and PDP, the two leading parties are at daggers drawn.
As expected, there are new alliances with some abandoning party loyalty and crossing over to the opponent’s camp for personal reasons.
One of such men is Ex- Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, who has been seen praising APC strongman, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is rumoured to be gearing up to contest as President in 2023. There are weighty allegations that Fayose has pledged to deliver the South West to Tinubu hence he has formed a coalition to fight Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State who is presently accepted as the leader of the South West PDP.
One of those who has been criticising Fayose’s actions is PDP Stalwart and Oyo Pacesetters Transport Company Chairman, Dare Adeleke.
He had advised the national chairman of the party to discipline Ayo Fayose, in the light of his activities with Tinubu, in a widely circulated open Letter.
Adeleke, it seems is now in the firing line for daring to write the open Letter as the propaganda mill has been unleashed against him.
The Pacesetters News in a report
wrote: “Adeleke, said while responding to comment by Fayose’s Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka that; “You and your paymaster are bound for jail. No matter how you twisted (sic) the proceedings, he shall be jailed.” Adeleke has debunked the statement.
“As much as I am not afraid of anybody, I wish to state that I never made such a statement to any news medium, neither did I circulate anything of such on any social media platform” Adeleke said.
“For Olayinka to say His Excellency Seyi Makinde is in approval of a false statement credited to me, shows how far they will go to set me their propaganda mill against anyone who points out obvious facts against them. Let is too small for me to join words with at anytime but they should exclude Gov Seyi Makinde, a respected Nigerian, out of their messy affair”.
“Lere Olayinka can continue sharing malicious and fabricated news against my person. I am unperturbed”, Adeleke stated further.
“I just want the world to know that the APC miscreants are at work again, publishing untruths and telling outright lies.”