Aiyedatiwa Is The Leader Of Our Party; We Have No Issue With Him – APC Excos Insist



The recent allegation of neglect of Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by some members of House of Representatives from Ondo State is unfounded and embarrassing to the chapter.

Mr Alex Kalejaye, Publicity Secretary of the APC, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Akure, the State capital on Saturday, noted that members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party has no issue with Governor Aiyedatiwa.

Five federal lawmakers of APC extraction had recently petitioned President Bola Tinubu that Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa plans to destroy the party to pave way for his governorship ambition.

The Governor is yet to declare interest in the election.

The statement from the APC SWC led by Engr Ade Adetimehin read;

“A few days ago, we paid an unscheduled visit to the Governor, who put aside other engagements and accorded due respect to us.

“The Governor, who is also the leader of the chapter, had extensive discussions on how to further build the party and promote unity within the fold, with a view to securing victory for APC in Ondo State, come November.

“The Governor never talked about personal ambition, but rather expressed desire to ensure befitting burial for the departed leader, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON.

“It is gratifying to note that all the concerns raised by the party, through the State Chairman, Engr. Adetimehin, were duly considered by the Governor, who assured that he would address them betimes,” the statement read.

The party SWC however appreciated the two APC lawmakers who recused themselves from the petition written to President Tinubu by the 5 lawmakers.

“The party appreciates the two gentlemen, Honourables Abiola Makinde and Donald Ojogo, for taking time to discredit the spurious allegations put forward by their colleagues.

“For the records, there is no rancor nor bad blood between the Governor and the party structures in the state. The development of the chapter is the crux of all decisions and activities in the State.

“We expect party leaders, including the federal lawmakers, to key into the focus and support laudable ideas that befit nobility. For now, Ondo State does not deserve discordant tunes, that betray malice and self-servicing.”

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