By Ehis Osajie
Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo(SAN), has debunked rumours that he has withdrawn from Kogi State governorship race following his appointment as the first Nigerian to represent Africa on the Trustees’ Board of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom.
In the statement by his Campaign Organisation, BOCO, the Kogi electorate were asked to ignore the propaganda by desperate politicians who are out to mislead the public.
The statement reads in part: “We want to say categorically that he is still in the race by God’s special grace and we are calling on the unsuspecting public to disregard this unfounded rumour and cheap propaganda.
“The attention of Bayo Ojo Campaign Organisation has been drawn to cheap but wicked propaganda by desperate political jobbers that Chief Bayo Ojo(SAN) has withdrawn from the race due to his recent election.”
African continent’s Trustee at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom who by the grace of God has shot into the forefront in the governorship race in Kogi State, .
”Our findings have shown that some desperate aspirants who are running scared of the geometric rise in the political fortune of Ojo, are using some political jobbers to spread the fallacious rumour among the good people of Kogi state who obviously cannot wait to have him as their No 1 Servant either in 2011 or 2012 and benefit from his rich record of service delivery that has made him a global indigene.
“Though there are offers of international jobs to last him a lifetime of comfort, he has resolved to serve his people and face the daunting but conquerable challenges in making life more comfortable for Kogites.
His current job poses no constitutional challenges whatsoever to his aspiration to serve his people but places him at a vantage position to use it as a spring_board to attract direct foreign investments to the state as governor.
“Information at our disposal also revealed that those behind this rumour are going to be more desperate in the days ahead and had planned to use the media and the internet to spread cheap lies about him but we are assuring them that we are ready for them.
“We urge the good people of Kogi State to be wary of these political charlatans and intellectual vegetables who would be spreading unfounded rumours as the campaign progresses and we are also challenging them to face us on our issue_based campaign instead of engaging in mudslinging and rumour_ mongering.
We also ask our supporters to keep faith as we would not retreat or surrender”.