Chairman, Governing Council of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Barrister Banji Alabi has called on the people of the state to support Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and re-elect him in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.
He made the call while speaking with newsmen on the achievements of the governor on Saturday.
Barrister Alabi noted that whoever is in support of the development in the state would surely support the re-election of the governor.
Calling on sons and daughters of Owo kingdom to support the second term bid of the governor, Barrister Alabi said: “No true Owo indigene will work against the re-election of our talk and do Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu SAN.”
Meanwhile, commenting on the allegations levelled against him and the Governing Council of the Polytechnic, he dismissed the allegations as sheer machinations of politicians.
He said: “No true Owo indigene will frustrate the retooling and reconstruction of Rugipo. The current campaign of calumny is orchestrated by some political almarajis, who are fighting against their best interest.
“The views expressed in the write-up do not represent that of the overwhelming majority of Owo people.
“History is replete with such examples of cynical, jaundiced and confused people acting against their best interests.
In psychology it’s known as the ‘Stockholm Syndrome,’ a condition where the victim displayed unflinching adoration, and loyalty to his captor and tormentor. For instance, the Jews chose Barabbas over Christ and Baal over Yahweh!
The Greeks sentenced Socrates and Pythagoras to their deaths, while the Sophists and other assorted charlatans were honored and cherished as the harbingers of truth and knowledge! That’s why the Hindus called our times, the age of Khali , where ignorance, political expediencies and machinations rule the day.
“They are angry with me, because I know what I am. They despise me for wanting to soar, they only want me to peck at the dirt, looking for ants with them. But I can’t do that. I don’t have chicken feet, I have eagle wings.”
He, therefore, called on the well-meaning indigenes of the state to join Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s winning team and “support the continuation of industrialization and infrastructural development of the state as well as prompt payment of salaries.”