The alleged plans by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has been rubbished by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa.
The governor’s spokesperson when contacted, described the rumoured planned defection of his principal as fake news which should be ignored.
It will be recalled that a chieftain of the PDP who spoke on the condition of anonymity according to the report monitored by Naija News on Daily Post, said Makinde’s decision was stirred by disagreement with some top members of the party in Oyo.
The anonymous source disclosed to newsmen on Sunday, February 7 that the Oyo State governor would be joining ADC immediately after the forthcoming local government election in the state. The source quoted Makinde as saying that he was not satisfied with the current leadership of the PDP in the state.
The governor is said to have been in contact with ADC chieftains among whom are Mrs Monsurat Sunmonu, a former Speaker in the State to have a smooth defection to ADC.
Naija News understands that the PDP chieftain backed his claims with Whatsapp conversation screenshots between Makinde and members of the PDP in the state.
He further alleged that Makinde left the social media group created by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Engineer Akeem Olatunji on Saturday evening after confronting Olatunji for posting a video of Fulani herdsmen attack on residents of Ayete, headquarters of Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
However, Adisa in a SMS sent in response to inquiries by PM News on the rumours that a defection by Governor Makinde is imminent, debunked such plans.
He said it is unthinkable that Makinde who is currently the leader of the South West PDP will defect to another party.
The CPS warned further that members of the public should ignore fake news and false alarms which are capable of plunging the society into trouble.
Meanwhile, a lawyer, Olusegun Bamgbose, has said former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has no moral right to tackle President Muhammadu Buhari over the ban placed on cryptocurrency trading.
He called on the former VP to help rescue jobless youths in Nigerian rather than attacking the Buhari government.