A faction of the ruling All Progressives Cingress (APC) in Ondo state under the eigies of APC Mandate Group has called for the dissolution of the party’s state executive alleging that it is working against the interest of the party.
The group also said it was vindicated that the party lost to the People Democratic Party (PDP) during the last Saturday’s presidential election.
Ondo is one of the states President Muhammadu Buhari lost last week.
The APC Mandate Group two weeks ago raised an alarm and accused governor Rotimi Akeredolu of working against the APC and the re-election of President Buhari.
Addressing newsmen during a protest againt the Ondo state governor yesterday at the national secretariat of APC in Abuja, the group’s Publicity Secretary, Comrade Olugbenga Bojuwomi, said governor Akeredolu did not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and all APC candidates in the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He further alleged that the governor was destroying tue APC in the state by creating faction called Aketi group and using Ondo NURTW to actualise it.
This, he said, divided the perfect circle of Ondo APC into segments and further disintegrated the party called in the state.
“Even the logistics given to Governor Akeredolu from Abuja was used against all the APC Candidates, including President Buhari in Ondo-State.
He said it was unfortunate that the APC national leadership failed to listen to the group’s earlier alarm on the anti party activities of some of the party’s stakeholders in the state.
“We have raised several allegations against Mr. Governor, the pockets of violence that were recorded in his home-town (Owo) on the election day against APC loyalists confirmed our allegations.
“While voting, Governor Akeredolu was sited voting for PDP Presidential Candidate and his Action Alliance (AA) National Assembly Candidates, that is why AA won in his unit and local government respectively. It is evidently clear that the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and Ondo APC Chairman Ade Adetimehin have no regard for the APC leadership and the Presidency.
“The duo have fought President Buhari to a stand still in Ondo state, we hereby call for the immediate dissolution of Ondo APC Executive,”he said.
According to him, the APC Ondo state executive has become Governor Akeredolu’s stooge since his inauguration.
He added that appropriate sanctions should be meted on the state Governor and the party’s state chairman if the APC would still have the grasp of Ondo state which he said was presently a PDP State.
He, however, noted that it was clear that a few APC stalwart were loyal to the APC and President Buhari in Ondo State, going by the trend of the election result.
He added that it was obvious that Sen. Ajayi Boroffice was a strongman of Ondo politics, despite the huddles, rigors and threat from political stakeholders toward his re-election bid.
He further added that the video evidence where the Ondo APC Chairman was campaigning for all his AA candidates was everywhere on Social Media.
He said a copy of the video had also been sent to the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.