Appalled by what he guarantees were campaigns of defamation against
his administration, outgoing legislative head of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has approached the incoming Peoples Democratic party (PDP) administration and the Governor-elecr, Mr. Seyi Makinde, to stop the individual assaults on him and family.
While claiming that the assaults were not constrained to his legislature but rather additionally his family, Ajimobi advised the approaching administration to concentrate on improvement issues rather than its restored battle of backbiting against his individual, and rubbishing his alleged eight-year benevolent support of the state.
Ajimobi spoke via a statement by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, on Tuesday.
He said, “It is disheartening that more than two weeks after the election, the opposition parties, especially the PDP have carried on as if they are still campaigning.
“Now that elections have been won and lost, there should be an end to acrimonious and incendiary comments. Political discussion has moved from the pre-2011 era. Our focus is on politics of issues and development.
“That is what we expect from them, not personal attacks and falsehood-laced statements indicating their unpreparedness for governance.”
He added, “I’m not unaware that during campaigns some politicians adopted the campaign of calumny as strategy believing it would give them undue advantage, but such does not last. What the electorate expects is to be educated on their blueprint for the development of the state.”
Ajimobi, therefore, appealed to traditional and online media players to be circumspect in churning out unverified information.