The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo state, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin has reacted to a statement credited to the Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu that Lanlehin, Alao Akala and others who left the All Progressives Congress (APC) will work for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lanlehin, in a release by his Media Aide, ‘Damola Adeoye said that the statement is false and that no meeting or whatsoever between the two of them in that regard.
See the full statement below:
SOLAN’S SUPPORT FOR PMB: MINISTER SHITTU’S WISHFUL THINKING
Our attention has been drawn to an interview granted Vanguard Newspapers by Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Honourable Minister for Communications, and reproduced by several online outlets, purporting that Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (SOLAN), Oyo State ADC governorship candidate, has agreed to work, and or support, the reelection bid of APC’s President Muhammadu Buhari in the coming 16 February, 2019 presidential poll.
Without dissipating much key energy on this expensive joke by the Honourable Minister, we want to quickly place on record, that the statement credited to him is false, and totally misleading on all fronts, hence, stands disregarded.
At no time, did Minister Shittu and Senator Lanlehin have any discussion as to him supporting President Buhari; and matter of fact, there is even no basis for such, in the first instance.
We, therefore, take this as a wishful thinking by the Honourable Minister, and in fact, urge him not to draw Senator Lanlehin into any proxy war with his estranged colleagues in the Oyo APC.
Senator Lanlehin (SOLAN) wishes to reassure members of the ADC, candidates, loyalists and supporters, that his primary focus is on his party (the ADC) performing excellently in both the 16 February and 2 March, 2019 elections, and not in the reelection of a member of another party.
Media Assistant to Senator Lanlehin