Chief Olusola Oke
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 20 election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has debunked insinuations that President Goodluck Jonathan and the national leadership of the party did not give him the needed support during the election.
In a statement yesterday, Oke said contrary to insinuations, he got the needed support from the presidency and the national leadership of the party.
He said: “I am shocked at profoundly at the wicked misrepresentation. It would be sheer ingratitude. I have been part of the NEC and I know what the President does. At no time did I insinuate or utter a statement to that effect and it will be a contradiction of myself. What Mr. President did for us, was in conformity with the standard procedure of our party at all elections.”
Oke said: “I am aware as an officer of the party that the President and the national body of this party take all elections involving our party serious at all times.”
He described the insinuations as wicked, mischievous and unprofitable for anyone to brazenly distort facts and misrepresent him on a simple matter, saying, “President Jonathan is not just the leader of the party, he also insisted that all elections must be well supported. He did very well for us and that is why we got this far. He attended our rallies in company of the Vice-President and all our party organs.
Speaking further, Oke said: “I got maximum support from my party and the Presidency. Next to God, the President was the biggest supporter of our campaign. The insinuation is absolutely incorrect. I have done paid advertorial to express my hearth felt appreciation to the President and we will remain eternally grateful to the national body of the PDP.”
“It is therefore not out o place to conclude that the misrepresentation of facts was done with tacit sinister motive to cause disaffection among the leadership of the party. What went wrong in the election was between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Labour party and that aspect is left for the tribunal to resolve,” Oke said.