Former Lagos State governor and National leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has reacted to statement attributed to him recently.
A statement that prompted Osogbo people to take to the streets in protest, chanting “Osun is not like Ekiti, where APC recently won the governorship poll”.
Reacting to the statement, Tunde Rahman, in a statement on Tuesday, urged the public to disregard the report making rounds in the media that he insulted Osogbo people should be ignored.
Tunde Rahman said the statement “was intended to create bad blood among Asiwaju Tinubu, the highly respected Ataoja and the good people of Osogbo whom the APC leader holds in very high esteem”.
“For the avoidance of doubts, however, Asiwaju Tinubu did not disparage the people Osogbo in his remarks at the palace. What the APC leader said is that in vying for Osun governorship, the party’s candidate, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, is motivated by service and not by any selfish consideration.
“For Alhaji Oyetola to use the governorship, if elected, as an avenue for primitive wealth accumulation is the least of his considerations for the office. Alhaji Oyetola is an insurance guru who has been in the corporate world for over 30 years now. He founded and raised his company to the enviable level that it is today.
“He will also not do or say anything to lower the esteem of the people of Osogbo. The report giving the impression that he disparaged them is concocted and should be totally ignored.”