National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole believes the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is working towards destroying his reputation.
The APC chief has, based on this belief, threatened legal action against those perceived to be disseminating false information about him.
The immediate past governor of Edo state alleged on Thursday that the PDP was working with aggrieved members of his party to tarnish his image because of his refusal to be used to undermine democratic ideals which the APC is striving to build.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Egbebulem, Oshiomhole said those publishing falsehood about him in the mainstream media or social media should be prepared to provide evidence.
“We are aware that part of the strategies discussed in Dubai, where the PDP leaders recently visited and held their meeting, was to continue to dish out lies against top APC leaders with a view to distract [sic] the leadership of the APC ahead the 2019 general election. But they have failed because the National Chairman and APC leaders are focused and will never be distracted,” he said in the statement.
“However, It is time these irresponsible lies stopped; otherwise, anybody who continues to make unsubstantiated allegations against the person and character of the National Chairman should be ready to provide proofs in a court of law. It cannot be just a political game to smear the character of Comrade Oshiomhole by people whose track record is unenviable.”