- The Tinubu campaign team has been accused of sponsoring the poster campaign against Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja
- The poster campaign elicited wide condemnation across the country with many saying it is blasphemous
- The Tinubu media team had also denied any involvement in the campaign, saying it was an attempt to rope its principal into a storm of blasphemy
FCT, Abuja - The Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has alleged that the Tinubu campaign team sponsored the blasphemous poster campaign against Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during the Easter period.
Recall that posters carrying Osinbajo’s picture with the inscription “the Judas who betrayed his master,” littered walls and street light poles in parts of the FCT around the Easter period, raising blasphemous dust against the sponsors and brains behind the posters.
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A statement sent to Legit.ng by Adejuwon Babatunde, director of media and publicity of the OSM, claimed that telephone chats and call logs of a suspect arrested by security agencies indicate that the Tinubu campaign team was responsible for the posting of blasphemous posters.
The statement noted that though the prime suspect, Mike Oluwole, a 52-year-old Abuja-based graphics designer from Osun state, denied working for the Tinubu campaign team, records of his phone chats with a member of the team, contradicted his statement to the police.
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According to security agents quoted in the statement, Oluwole denied working with anyone and attributed his actions to frustration.
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But records of his phone chats with one Alhaji Aminu Suleiman and one Tosin Adeyanju from the Tinubu media group, dated Thursday, March 24, and Tuesday, April 12 revealed the involvement of the campaign team in the despicable act.
The OSM stated:
“The exchanges between Mr. Oluwole and the other persons contradict his claims that he wasn’t working for anyone including Tinubu supporters.
“The action by Tinubu’s supporters has exposed the desperation of the Vice President’s political opponents and the apprehension in their camp over Osinbajo’s increasing popularity and wide acceptability by Nigerians.
“We urge the VP not to be distracted as the race for the 2023 elections intensifies. Nigerians however need to be vigilant and beware of the antics of those who do not mean well for our country, and who are deploying desperate strategies in an abortive attempt to revive a failing campaign.”
Just as the Osinbajo media council noted earlier in the week through a statement, detractors will be unrelenting in their promotion of campaigns of calumny against the VP, but his admirers must remain resolute and firm to emerge victorious at the end of the day.
2023: Journalist comes hard on Tinubu, predicts political future of APC chieftain
Recall that a veteran journalist, Olalekan Adigun, recently condemned the activities of the supporters of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Adigun while speaking on Monday, April 18, said the supporters of Tinubu have told anyone who cares to listen that the former Lagos state governor single-handedly installed the current administration.
Noting that there is no empire in the world that lasts forever, Adigun said Tinubu's supporters believe that he is politically invincible but will be shocked at the outcome of things in 2023.
2023: APC group holds rally in Abuja, calls for transparent presidential primary
In a related development, the All Progressives Congress Youth Development and Solidarity Forum have tasked the party’s new leadership to consolidate on its rancour-free national convention to conduct a free and fair presidential primary.
To stand a chance at next year’s general elections, the group said the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led executives must ensure that the party parades its most popular aspirant as a presidential candidate.
The forum made this known at a one-day rally in Abuja on Thursday, April 14 to congratulate Senator Adamu and his team.