The Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the office of the Osun State governor yesterday described as another gimmick, the petition allegedly submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, by a political activist, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, saying it was part of the ploy to continue to get media attention.
Mr. Odumakin had on Monday submitted a petition to the EFCC on behalf of Osun Stakeholders alleging “financial recklessness and corruption” against Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
However, the Bureau said all discerning Nigerians need to do is to “Spot the difference between the supposed petition to the EFCC and the one which was submitted by a judge of High Court in Osun to the House of Assembly, which has ended up discrediting the petitioner.
“I don’t think serious-minded people take Odumakin serious again. After brainwashing a judge to waste her status and privilege of being a judge of a High Court to join the fray against Aregbesola on their dubious agenda, their next strategy is to keep making noise all over the place with hyped visits to EFCC, or ICPC.
“The question discerning Nigerians should ask Odumakin, Niyi Owolade, and other sponsors of this mindless pull-him-down project is: ‘With all the anxieties raised by the frivolous allegations against the governor by their hired judge, why did the Judge chicken out when called upon by the House of Assembly to which they made her to submit her petition?”
“Why did they also not encourage her to pursue her petition to its logical conclusion by simply availing the EFCC the opportunity to defend and substantiate the allegations when invited?
“Nigerians are no fools and so, Odumakin’s trip to EFCC today is another in the series of their media hype all aimed at keeping the subject of their destructive mission in the minds of the people. It is a failed project! Was it EFCC they went to submit their petition today?” the statement asked.