Akeem Adeyemi, son of late Ọba Lamidi Adeyemi and two-term member representing Oyo federal constituency in the house of representatives, has said that the flag off of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which took place in Oyo on Monday was successful.
He said no amount of blackmail can take the shine off the event which he said recorded large turnout
This was just as the APC chieftain who is seeking a third term urged the PDP not to turn Oyo into a battleground.
According to him, “We have not gotten over the success of the flag off. While we are grateful to our party members for the show of love, we urge the citizens not to be swayed by the attempt to use violence to take the shine off the event.
“I know some people, especially members of the opposition, are jittery about our rally. I don’t know why they are surprised that our rally attracted such crowd. Oyo, especially since the last election, has been a progressive enclave. We almost recorded 100 per cent in all elections held here. The only election PDP can win in Oyo is maybe one conducted by the state. And you know what I mean.
“Nobody should link us with violence. Our event was successfully done with no case of violence. Security agencies were there from the beginning to the event.
“We will never fight ourselves as we don’t see politics as do or die. We have always seen ourselves as brothers in Oyo. No matter the difference in political affiliation, we have always seen ourselves as partners in progress. So, someone shouldn’t incite our people against one another, ” Skimeh as the former council chairman is known added.