By Nurudeen Yisa, Lagos
The Organising Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdullah Enilolobo has debunked a report circulating on the social media quoting him as saying that the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is more preferable than the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the Presidency, reports The Gazelle News.com.
Enilolobo, who reacted through a statement he personally signed, on Friday, 15 January, 2021, described the report as “fake and diabolic, coined from the pit of hell”.
He stated that the report was meant to cause a discord between the Mentor, Asiwaju Tinubu; and his Mentee, Ogbeni Aregbesola, saying that the tactics, mobilisation and strategy for Tinubu 2023 remain the main focus of Aregbesola and his team.
He noted further that in October, 2020, the entire APC structure in Alimoso gathered at the state secretariat of the party to declare Asiwaju Tinubu their sole candidate in 2023. “For us, he is not an aspirant but the candidate,” he said.
Below is the full statement by Alhaji Abdullahi Enilolobo:
The attention of Abdullah Enilolobo has been brought to a fake and diabolic story coined from the pit of hell and attribute to his person with the title “2023 Presidency: Aregbesola Is More Preferred Than Tinubu Says Enilolobo”.
The arm chair writter, attributed some quotes to Enilolobo which are not only false but also intentionally misleading. From the title of the article to the conclusion, the story remains nothing but absolute balderdash.
It was stated that Enilolobo said Aregbesola is the preferred party presidential Candidate come 2023 and a host of other false claims.
To put the record straight, no reasonable person who has knowledge of history and understand the relationship between Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola will have such thought in his imaginary world.
The misleading article is to stir a conflict between a Mentor and a mentèè but Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is too political sound to buy into the filthy lies.
From inception till date, Aregbesola remain one of the most loyal students of Asiwaju, he has not only worked for him frome day one up till today, he has also ensure that he instills the love and loyalty to Asiwaju in everyone who support him. Engr. Aregbesola’s love for Asiwaju knows no bound that he has a common saying to his core cacus which is “the day I ask you to go against Asiwaju, you should cease your support for me”.
The love and loyalty of Aregbesola towards Asiwaju and the party made people tag the origin of Aregbesola politics, Alimoso as “Tinubu County”.
The tactics, strategy and mobilization for Tinubu 2023 remains the focus of Aregbesola and his team. In October 2020, the entire political structure of APC in Alimosho gathered at APC Secretariat in Lagos State to declare Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as their sole candidate, to us he is not an aspirant but a candidate.
These various mischeivious articles sponsored by the enemies of the party are back again in the media scene, these are how we experience baseless articles during electioneering.
The lies is to distract the attention of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on those he had absolute trust in, especially Enilolobo of Alimosho who had handle Alimosho for him against external forces.
It is no more a news that some scrupulous elements want Enilolobo down by all means even at the detriment of the party. They have appealed to Asiwaju directly to remove Enilolobo from Alimosho but Asiwaju informed them that Enilolobo coordinates Alimosho for him and the party absolutely well. They have also gone through the Lagos State Assembly with several methods just to attack the personality of Enilolobo since last year.
The forthcoming party primaries at the local government level and the structures of the party in Lagos State where some disgruntled elements are hell bent in frustrating the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It is important to keep the record straight and make our enemies know that no amount of lies will distract us, we are focused and our goal is clear. We will never join words with others, we will keep working tirelessly for the success of our sole candidate come 2023, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. They have started concocting stories when they sniff the giant move of Enilolobo ahead of 2023 Asiwaju presidency.
To Enilolobo, Aregbesola and well meanining Nigerians, Asiwaju have all the requirement to become the next president of Nigeria. It is only an unrepentant enemy of this country that will say no to the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Enilolobo has challenged those who put forth such fake article to come forth with their fact or remain silence even at death.