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Group petitions APC over anti-party activities in Ondo

A group of over 300 concerned leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State under the aegis of Unity Forum of APC has…

A group of over 300 concerned leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo State under the aegis of Unity Forum of APC has petitioned the national leadership of the ruling party over what it described as the anti-party activities of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

The group in a petition, dated June 3, 2019 and signed by Alhaji Ali Olanusi, urged the panel trying Akeredolu for anti- party activities to sanction the governor strictly in accordance with constitution of the party over his unbecoming roles that eventually led to the defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates of APC in Ondo State during the 2019 general elections.

The APC leaders also called on the National Vice – Chairman (South) of the party, Otunba Niyi Adebayo to excuse himself from the Anti-Party Activities Panel on account of his close relationship with both Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi. They insisted that membership of Otunba Niyi Adebayo in the panel portends a likelihood of compromise in investigations and recommendations of the panel.

Some of the notable APC leaders aside Alhaji Ali Olanusi include Pa Erastus Akeju, Sen. Yele Omogunwa, Elder Mike Adeyeye, Chief Olusola Oke, Adewale Omojuwa, Barr. Olanrewaju Kazeem, Hon. Afe Olowookere, Hon. Bola Ilori, Hon. Janet Adeyemi, Hon Abiodun Adesida amogst others.

The petition reads in part, ” The Governor started calling meetings and he vowed never to work for any of our party’s candidates especially Senator Roberts Ajayi Boroffice and Senator Yele Omogunwa. The Governor vowed he would ensure that they do not return to the Senate.

“The Governor also instructed his deputy and the state party Chairman to go and work for Dr. Tunji Abayomi for whom he secured Action Alliance (AA) ticket as Senatorial candidate in Ondo North to slug it out with Senator Boroffice, the APC candidate for that election. The Governor also secured AA ticket for one Dr. Adetunji Felder in Ondo South to slug it out with our party candidate, Senator Yele Omogunwa. The Governor decided to leave the Central for Senator Tayo Alasoadura whom he claimed to be supporting”.

The petition further reads, ” The Governor, the Deputy Governor and the state party Chairman worked together in cahoots and fielded candidates for House of Representatives in AA against our party candidates. In Akoko South West/South East the Governor and his cohorts picked one Dr. Ategbole as his candidate in AA against Mr. Ade Adeogun who is the candidate of APC. In Akoko North East/West, the Governor and his collaborators picked Hon. Stephen Friday Olemija as their House of Reps candidate in AA against our party candidate, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji Ojo. In Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, the Governor through the APC state Chairman picked Sunday Akinwalere in AA to challenge our candidate in APC, Hon. Baderinwa White. That state Chairman, Mr. Ade Adetimehin openly campaigned for his AA candidate without being afraid of failure of our party. In Akure North/South Federal Constituency, the Governor used his Secretary to the State Government Hon. Sunday Abegunde Abena and Aketi Group to work in support of PDP candidates on the day of election”.

 

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