Factional chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Ondo state, Mr Idowu Otetubi has declared unconditional support for the embattled National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole.
The Ondo State Chairman in a statement released by the State’s APC publicity secretary, Gbenga Olerewaju dissociate the party members from the self serving and self seeking views expressed by the State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in a press release by his aide.
“Having meticulously analyzed the recent press statement issued on behalf of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu by his aide, we wish to dissociate members of APC in Ondo State from the self-serving and self-seeking views expressed by the governor.
“The general public is invited to note that the main reason why Governor Akeredolu is fighting Comrade Adams Oshiomole is because the APC refused to accede to his request of indirect primaries.
Furthermore, it should be noted that all the challenges that faced the conduct of direct primaries in Ondo State are traceable to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
It is on record that aides of the governor mobilized and deployed miscreants, thugs and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to disrupt direct primaries of the APC in some parts of Ondo State. Thus, the governor was directly involved in the disruption of direct primaries.
It was also observed that the governor is guilty of everything he erroneously accused the National Chairman of our party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole. This is a governor who wrote the names of all APC candidates for Ondo State House of Assembly from the Goverment House. While the governor is pointing one finger at Comrade Oshiomole, his remaining four fingers are pointing back at him.
“As a matter of fact, over 70% of party members are angry with the governor due to his undemocratic trait and his policy of exclusion.
Today, the biggest issue in Ondo APC is the systemic extortion of party members by the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu backed Ade Adetimehin-led faction under the guise of preparation for local government elections. This matter is shaking the foundation of APC in Ondo State. Therefore, the matter should be investigated and the culprits should be sanctioned.
Finally, we wish to assure Comrade Adams Oshiomole that members of All Progressives Congress in Ondo State will continue to support his leadership in the quest to reposition the APC for landslide victory in the 2019 general elections”, the statement said.