Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate for Ibadan Northwest/Southwest Federal Constituency, Otunba Rotimi Ajanaku has described the allegation levelled against him by Hon. Saheed Fijabi, the present occupant and the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a perfect example of fake news frowned against by the present government.
Otunba Ajanaku stated this on Friday while fielding questions in an interview on Television Continental (TVC) monitored in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to him, “It is completely embarrassing that a supposed representative of the people and a lawmaker could engage in such a blatant lie in this critical period when there is strong advocacy against fake news by the federal government”.
The ZLP candidate further described the allegation of assassination as a mere ploy by Fijabi to gain people’s attention because of his dwindling popularity.
“Irrespective of the political difference, I don’t see him as my enemy. But with the magnitude of this accusation, he has seen me as a threat, which shouldn’t be.
“I am a grassroots politician and my people love me. They are confident that I will deliver”, Ajanaku added.
While describing his followers as law abiding who will never engage in violence, the ZLP chieftain said, ” I have consistently maintained that I represent peace. I always warn my people to be calm and if there is any provocation, they should report to the appropriate authority”.
Ajanaku, however reechoed his resolve to ensure that the issue is addressed lawfully ‘our member has been embarrassed and detained, so the law must take its course’