Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state and federal board member of Benin/Owena River Basin Authority, Otunba Babatunde Onakoya fondly called Debasco has declared that at no time was any thumb printed ballot papers found in his house.
Otunba Onakoya said that neither him nor his son and Chairman of Leguru Local Council Development Area, Hon. Ololade Onakoya as well as Hon Wale Shittu, Chairman, Odogbolu local government were being investigated by the security agencies over any incident relating to the conduct of 2019 general elections.
The APC stalwart stated this while reacting to some messages circulating on social media alleging that he and his council chairman son and Hon Wale Shittu were involved in thumb printed ballot papers and were being investigated by the security agencies.
Onakoya who said his attention was drawn to the malicious information on Thursday morning said he was surprised and very shocked to found out that people could resort to destruction of his hard earned reputation and dignity of his family just because of his unrepentant commitment to actualization of President Buhari’s second term this Saturday.
Describing the allegation as very baseless and unfounded rumour, the APC leader said ” the information is really tissues of lies, a good example of fake news concocted by people I termed enemies of democracy. I have never engaged in any acts of brigandage in the name of politics and will never do”.
“I strongly suspect that this is handiwork of those who are feeling threatened with our total commitment to ensure that President Buhari coast home to victory on Saturday. We are pushing for this within the ambit of the law and we shall not be intimidated by anybody or group of people that want to return us to era of waste and stinking corruption”.