The Ondo state government has said it had uncovered those behind the plot to use fake document to blackmail Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
This was contained in a release on Sunday 25th April, 2021. In the release, signed by the Hon. Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo, the government described those behind the plot as ‘disgruntled losers and their accomplices.’
Chief among their plan is to use fake documents and then link them to the governor, his immediate family and top government officials.
The statement concluded that the government was unperturbed even though it found it needful to raise alarm over the ‘grand plot.’
Below is the full text of the statement.
“A grand plot to blackmail and discredit Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and targeted senior government officials is in the offing. Obviously, the motive of those behind this heinous plot is to distract the administration as it commences the aggregation of the modest achievements within the first 100 days of the Governor’s second term.
“Among others, these disgruntled losers and their known accomplices have hatched several devices. This method includes the cloning of official documents, outright fabrication of fictitious documents and concoction of imaginary data and perceived details and linking same to the Governor, his immediate family and a few government officials.
“Already, a few of such fake documents have been fraudulently procured and sent to selected Media Houses in line with the intention of the sponsors of this devious act. For the records, the Akeredolu-led administration stands on the tripod of integrity, transparency and accountability.
“These inspiring watchwords have provided the needed confidence and vigour for the government to thrive on the path of the modest efforts in the last four years plus. These virtues were indeed, the reasons sponsors of such plots could not find any incriminating transactions against the Government in the build-up to the last elections in spite of strenuous efforts in that regard.
“For Governor Akeredolu, he has moved on since the election and remains the pilot of the Ondo State Project for the benefit of all without discrimination. Elections, the intrigues as well as the activities of players remain confined to the past, he believes.
“Therefore, while Government remains unperturbed by the last kicks of disgruntled losers who voluntarily cleared paths of personal political destinies for themselves, it finds it expedient to raise the alarm as regards the intended act.”
Signed Donald Ojogo Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Ondo State, April 25, 2021