… says news story “is a lie from the pit of hell”

The Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Gender, Olamide Falana, has described as false and unfounded, a report making the rounds that she attended a political meeting to discuss the governorship ambition of an aspirant whose name was not mentioned in the news story.

Falana, in a statement she personally signed and made available to TheReports, said she has never held any meeting, either physical, virtual, or otherwise, with any group(s), or any member(s) of the state cabinet, within or outside the state, with the aim of deciding who becomes the next governor of the state after Akeredolu.

Olamide, who noted that her loyalty to Akeredolu is unwavering, added that she is not averse to anyone’s aspiration but will never be a part of any inordinate ambition and devilish intentions.

The statement read: “My attention was drawn to a news piece currently circulating today, 12th June, 2023 on a faceless blog edited by one Aanu Adegun, that I, Olamide Falana, was promised NDDC slot in exchange for loyalty towards Governorship ambition of one of the key aspirants. Also that this was made known by an unnamed member of the state executive council.

“I want to state categorically that;

“My loyalty to Mr Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, CON, is total, unshaken and need never be in doubt.
“That the news is a lie from the pit of hell and its proponents are such who have sold their conscience to the devil for a mirage of power.
“That I have never held any meeting either physically or virtually or otherwise with any group either within or other groups outside the state cabinet  seeking election for governorship as I have always maintained that I await Mr Governors directives. Neither have I held any negotiations whatsoever.
“That I am not averse to any ones (sic) aspirations but will never be a part of any  inordinate ambition and devilish intentions.
“That the unnamed exco member that granted the interview should be bold enough to put his or her name and  come out with facts rather than such voiced fallacies and baseless assumptions while the news editor should come clean with facts, if he/she is not a fictitious name used to perpetuate falsehood.

“That a clean conscience harbours no fear hence he who must come to equity must also do so with clean hands.

“That the news is an attempt at character assassination and name calling against my person, because that is the height of injustice which must not be allowed to settle.

“That I deem it fit to use this medium to establish the truth before collateral damage becomes irreparable.”

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