Plan to blackmail Akeredolu with customized whisky uncovered



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The Ondo State Government has uncovered what it calls a plan to blackmail its head, Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN), with a customised whisky.

It described the act as of great concern considering the fact that it was not just the first such plots hatched in recent times to blackmail the governor.

Mr. Ojo Oyewamide, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, revealed this in a statement received on Sunday.

“The carefully packaged plot involves the production of an imaginary Blue Label(Johnny Walker) brand of whisky, with the inscription of the Ondo State official logo on it. Also carefully imprinted is Aketi, with the ‘t’ appearing as Mr. Governor’s signature.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Mr Governor does not require to produce customized drinks of that nature for his re-election. Neither has he commissioned any associate, friend or even aides to embark on such wasteful venture. This is more so, that Governor Akeredolu’s modest and non-ostentatious life style has never been in doubt.

“Accordingly, the supposedly customized Aketi Whisky which is now trending on a platform known as the IDANRE HILLS REPORTERS should therefore, be ignored.

“It appears inconceivable to pre-empt the outcome of any investigation in respect of this distasteful act. All the same, it is pertinent to let the general public know that those behind this grand plot are desperate power mongers who will stop at nothing to create despicable and imaginary scenarios to play their game.

“Clearly, the motive is to create the impression that so much of State money has been spent to produce the Whisky. Aside this already deflated plot, many more are expected from these political scavengers on an impossible mission.

“Mr. Governor, having been briefed of this devious act, has taken steps to unravel those behind it through lawful means,” the statement said.

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