By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter has cautioned a journalist (Daud Olatunji) to desist from misinforming the general public about the affairs of the party in the state.
The party, in a statement issued on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, admitted that a magistrates’ court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, sentenced two politicians in the state, Adewale Ogundele and Ibrahim Amoje, to one year imprisonment without any option of fine.
Oladunjoye, however, condemned the notion that the two convicts were arrested during the state congress of the party held at Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Stadium.
“You may choose to ask your reporter, renowned for slanting of reports when it comes to our party in Ogun State, why he chose and continues to thread this opprobrious and unethical line.
“Our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its State Congress on October 16, 2021 at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta. This was what was reported by other media, except Daud Olatunji of The Punch.
“If your reporter had illusion about the organizers of the political gathering at Ake Palace on October 16, 2022, he could have asked his colleagues, fellow correspondents in other media.
“We are however aware that this same reporter went ahead to analyse the APC Congress held at MKO Abiola Stadium and the political gathering at Ake Palace few days after the events on Rockcity FM, where, as usual, he did not hide his support for the organisers of the Ake jamboree. You may wish to ask for the tape of the radio programme.
“Our party inaugurated the Ogun State APC Chairman, Chief Yemi Sanusi, along with 33 others on February 4, 2022 in Abuja thereby confirming beyond any reasonable doubt, the State Congress held on October 16, 2022 at MKO Abiola,” Oladunjoye said.