Senator Prof. Ajayi Boroffice has taken a swipe at the Ondo State Acting Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Ade Adetimehin, alleging that the letter appointing him is fake.
The Senator, who represents Ondo North on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Adetimehin as ‘an impostor’ stressing that Hon. Kekemeke, remains the only chairman of the APC in the state.
He insisted that the national secretariat of the party does not recognise Adetimehin and added: “Kekemeke is the only genuine state chairman of the APC in Ondo. The letter through which the appointment of Adetimehin was announced is a fake letter.
“It is instructive to note that in his capacity as the South-West zonal coordinator of the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups, NCBSG, Sen. Boroffice has a responsibility to continuously engage and woo politicians and political groups in Ondo, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Ekiti and Lagos states.
“In the exercise of such responsibility, Sen. Boroffice has won supports of prominent politicians and groups for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
“On the circulated letter which purportedly appointed the deputy chairman of our party as the acting chairman, the letter is fake.
“In fact, the content of the fake letter has no constitutional backing. It reads more like an ordinary note than a party communication seeking to confer authority on anyone.
“It should also be noted that the National Chairman of APC does not have power to direct any party official to author such letter. Only the National Executive Committee of the party has the powers to sack the state party chairman and appoint acting chairman. It is on record that the NEC of our party has not considered the matter and the NEC has not taken any position on the matter. The letter is fake in its entirety.
“Kekemeke remains the state chairman of the APC in Ondo State. If there is any allegation against the state chairman, the allegation should be investigated. However, nobody, no matter how highly placed, would be allowed to address such allegation with corruption and impunity.
“It is instructive to note that the south west leadership of the APC has set up a committee to investigate the allegation raised against the state chairman of APC in Ondo State. Until, the committee completes its work and submit its report to the National Executive Committee (NWC), any decision taken on the matter will be subjudice,” he added.