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‘APC may lose Ondo election over internal crisis’

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Senator Tayo Alasoadura

Senator Tayo Alasoadura

• Fetish objects placed at party’s secretariat
• Buhari has no preferred candidate in primaries, says presidency

An aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, has warned that the party could lose the forthcoming governorship election if its leaders did not resolve the crisis in the state chapter.

Meanwhile, ahead of Saturday’s governorship primary election in the state, President Muhammadu Buhari has exonerated himself from the crisis of confidence rocking the state chapter of the party.Briefing journalists, yesterday, in Abuja when he met with the 24 aspirants of the party, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, said the discussions were peaceful and fruitful.

He said: “The government of President Buhari wishes to reiterate that it has no preferred candidate among the 24 aspirants and that government would do all in its power to provide a level-playing field for all the aspirants.”

Alasoadura, representing Ondo Central in the Senate, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akure yesterday, appealed to Buhari and the APC leadership to urgently resolve disaffection among party members over allegation of imposition of one of the aspirants as the party’s candidate.

In another development, the Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, condemned the placing of fetish objects at the secretariat of the party in Akure.A statement issued yesterday by the monarch’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Michael Adeyeye, condemned those who sealed the entrance to the secretariat with palm fronds, the traditional means of sealing premises in Akureland.

“The sacrilegious act carried out at the Ondo State secretariat of the APC early this morning is condemnable in its totality. We want to state that carrying out traditional sealing off of premises remains the prerogative of the palace. The Deji of Akure remains non-partisan and a father to all political aspirants and never authorised such. The palace is apolitical and therefore should not be dragged into the internal wrangling of any party,” Adeyeye said.

Alasoadura said: “With the level of discord in the party today, it will be very difficult for our party to win the governorship election. The discord is so deep-rooted, and unless we are careful, it will affect the party’s chances.”

“I am appealing to President Buhari, who is the leader of the APC, and the party’s leadership to urgently resolve the crisis over alleged imposition. Ondo State is too strategic in the South West to be lost by the APC.”


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2 Comments
  • Akin Malaolu

    Why not? We are dependent on lesser gods first to spread LEPROSY and anyone that defiles the SOPONO would be affected.

    Kekemeke saw It and looked aside immediately.
    Abraham the Clown saw it and prayed fervently to free him from contesting.
    Tinubu was told of it and he shouted “yeepa”.

    The gods are angry indeed

    On the Federal Government exonerating SELF, well thank you but our struggle CONTINUE.

  • TUNDE ADE

    ONDO APC

    : AT LAST: WE RESTATE THE TRUTH

    Yesterday, a landmark position
    was made at the seat of power in Abuja where the President of the
    Republic and the government of Nigeria
    stated the position we have been canvassing for the past three weeks.
    The President and the leader of the APC, President Muhammad Buhari,
    through the Secretary to the Federal Government after a meeting with
    aspirants in Ondo State stated as follows.
    1. That there is no
    favored candidate in the APC governorship primary and all contestants
    should be given equal opportunities.
    2. That no one should use the party machinery to favor any aspirant. Whoever does that shall be expelled from the party.

    3. No one should resort to violence as any breach of the peace shall be
    decisively dealt with by prosecution. If such acts of violence result
    to death, the perpetrator would be charged for murder.
    4. That all the aspirants are expected and required to sign a recognizance binding them to good and peaceful conduct.

    Now that it has been revealed that those who said, Abraham was adopted
    by Tinubu, Akande, Obasanjo (who is party less) and other unknown
    Argonauts would excuse us and allow the man to feature in his true garb
    rather than clothing him in borrowed robes. At last the truth had been
    told.