*Denies Alleged Link with APC
As allegations of link with the All Progressive Congress spread on a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, the aspirant has denied another issue of invitation by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission[EFCC].
A report had circulated that the aspirant is under probe over alleged insurance deals executed during the Fashola governorship of Lagos state. There has also been several pictures circulating of the aspirant attending top APC top functions.
The aspirant has however come strongly to deny the latest allegation, describing it as unfounded and baseless, his rumoured arrest by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
Ogunbiyi termed the rumour and other unsubstantiated claims against him as wild imagination and childish acts of some political opponents intimidated by his profile and growing acceptance by the mass of the people of the state.
Contrary to the rumour, Ogunbiyi in a statement signed and made available to journalists in Osogbo the state capital by Comrade Olalere Fagbola, the Director of Media and Publicity of his campaign team, was on Sunday in Okuku to felicitate with a former governor of the state, prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola on his wedding anniversary.
On Monday, the aspirant was in Ile Ife where he was received by loyalists and supporters of the party who passed on a vote of confidence on him and declared support for his ambition.
The rumour, the aspirant said, was far from the truth and only exists in the illusion of desperate politicians in Social Democratic Party and their sympathisers.
Ogunbiyi however revealed further that there is nothing hidden about his achievements and that his accomplishments as an industrialist and businessman are not connected to any crime whatsoever but simply a prize of his diligence, courage, hardwork and God’s grace.
He implored Osun people to discard the rumour, shun the distractions and join him in his resolve to rescue the state from suffering and mass poverty.
He reemphasised his uncontaminated resolve to serve the state and fill the gap between infrastructural expansion and people centred development, if elected as the flag bearer of the PDP and the Osun governor.