My comment on Yahaya Bello, my personal opinion- Jimi Odimayo’s Media Aide
Mr.Yemi Akintomide, the media aide to a Governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Prince Jimi Odimayo has declared that his recent comment on the appointment of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as Chairman of the 9-man Electoral Committee should not be credited to his boss
Rather, Akintomide said the write-up on his Facebook page is his personal opinion.
In a disclaimer made available to thenewstrack.com, Akintomide urged members of the public to disregard his Facebook post.
He said the post should not also be linked to Odimayo campaign organization.
Akintomide said “it was wrong and mischievous for any journalist to credit a mere short Facebook comment on my wall as a direct reaction of my principal on the subject matter”.
The statement reads. “I wish to bring to the notice of the general public that my Facebook post on Thursday 16 July, 2020 on the appointment of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State as the chairman of the 9-man Electoral Committee to conduct the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo State Governorship Primary poll slated for July 20 was my personal comment.
“It is not in anyway or manner, formed or related to the opinion of my principal, PRINCE JIMI ODIMAYO or that of his campaign structure on Governor Yahaya Bello.
” As a professional journalist of nearly two decades in practise, it came to me as a rude shock that any colleague in the pen profession could be so mischievous as to credit a mere short Facebook comment on my wall as a direct reaction of my principal on the subject matter.
“I want to put it on record that as a citizen and stakeholder in Ondo State, I have my personal opinion and view on issues bothering on good governance, development and wellbeing of the state which are clearly distinctive from that of my principal.
” Thank you for your understanding and anticipated support in the quest to make life abundantly livable and more pleasurable for the generality of Ondo State citizens”, he said.