… Rally crowd rented, says APC
THE All Progressives Congress has dismissed the crowd at yesterday’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Osogbo, capital of Osun State as rented.
It said the PDP lied by stating that the rally was massive.
A statement by the APC’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun State, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi, said: “The PDP’s rally in Osogbo yesterday that boasted of a mammoth crowd is yet another lie.
“We know that 50% of that crowd was PDP supporters from other South West states while 30% came from other PDP states whose governors came to the rally with a minimum of 1000 supporters each.
“What’s left – and that’s about 20% representing curious Osun citizens and PDP supporters across the state.
“So, for President Jonathan and the rest of them to be deceiving themselves that the crowd they were speaking to were citizens of Osun is the hallmark of a leadership in denial of its inadequacy, and who is shameless about their failure and total grounding of Nigeria which they pretend daily to be making progress with.
“Omisore was a pathetic figure at that rally as usual. He had nothing to say or offer and was a classical example of human emptiness.”
Oyatomi added: “The APC is not bothered about the PDP’s dreaming on Aug 9 elections because we know they won’t win, but, at least, they have a right to dream.
“As far as we are concerned, the whole rally was a jamboree and nothing significant came out of it.”