The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as blackmail, report in an online news medium, that some top officials of the State Government breached social distance protocol associated with the fight against coronavirus.
in a statement issued on Sunday, May 17, 2020 by Evangelist (Mrs.) Olusola Ogunsanya, Assistant Publicity Secretary, Ogun APC Caretaker, made available to Newsacross.com
She said “There was never a time that “hundreds of members of our party, All Progressives Congress, across the state were brought to the Oba’s complex situated at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
In her words “The fact of the matter is that no such gathering of “hundreds” occurred. In continuation of distribution of palliative to groups and associations across the state, the meeting of three per LGA, mostly government officials, were held. The Obas complex venue is a very spacious 350-seater hall, and sitting arrangements were made in strict observance of social distancing.
“Is it unfortunate that Comrade Olaposi Ogini, acting on hearsay, allowed himself to be grossly misled by these “press boys”, when he had, and still has unfiltered access to our party secretariat and leaders.
“We are also aware that these elements, who do not even know the right designation of two of the officials they mentioned, are already touting a video purportedly recorded, and for which they have been asking for ransom and threatening to release it in the social media as from tomorrow, unless they are heavily paid. However , it is not the practice of our party to deal with blackmailers. We therefore urge members of the general public to ignore the antics of these desperate people.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Rt. Hon. Tunji Egbetokun is the Senior Special Adviser on Political Matters, and Hon. Babatunde Olaotan is Special Adviser, Government House.”