The United States AID Agency (USAID) has debunked the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the body conducted a poll on the 9th August, 2014 governorship election in Osun State in which the PDP was favored to win.
In a desperate bid to create the impression that its candidate is popular, the PDP lied a couple of days ago that the United States agency had tipped PDP’s candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore to win the election in a poll conducted by USAID.
But the PDP lie has fell like a pack of cards in its face as USAID completely refuted the claim that it conducted a public opinion poll on the Osun election.
The acting Public Affairs Officer of the US Consulate General, Lagos, Rhonda Watson said that “No USAID poll was taken in Osun”.
Quoting a one paragraph response from USAID, Democracy and Governance Team, Abuja, the United States Agency categorically said, “None of USAID Peace and Democracy Governance Implementing Partners (P/DG IPs) support or plan to support any election related opinion polls in Osun.”
So from where did the PDP scoop its false story? “They are shameless liars who will implicate anybody at all costs through their lying addiction,” the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) said.
The APC had contacted the USAID to provide it with a copy of the findings of the PDP alleged poll for verification, to which the agency responded that no such poll was conducted.
The APC therefore described the PDP in Osun as a band of liars who cannot be trusted with the finances of the state.
According to the APC in a statement by the party’s state Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, “the greatest weapon of a thief is an incredible ability to lie without scruples. If such people as PDP liars have access to the state treasury, they will loot it empty.
“Liars and thieves cannot replace Rauf Aregbesola. The good people of Osun know that the PDP cannot win on August 9, because liars and looters form its core leadership”.