Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is alleged to be leading a gang up on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
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The APC primaries have been fraught with rancours, and bitter exchanges among chieftains of the ruling party with Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun recently accusing ex-governors, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Olusegun Osoba of being behind the crisis in the party in the state leading to the uncertainty surrounding the governorship candidate of the party in the state.
The brickbats continued on Tuesday as protesters, under the aegis of Federation of Buhari Support Groups threw shades at Akeredolu, Amosun, Governors Kayode Fayemi and Nasir el-Rufai accusing them of alleged desperation to destroy the APC and truncate President Buhari’s re-election in a statement jointly signed by the group’s leaders, Alhaji Ibrahim Sikiru, and Gbenga Bojuwomi
The statement reads in part: “Mr. Governor of Ondo State is not happy with all the strategies by APC NWC to reunite the party with a view to bringing democracy to the door-steps of party members by the introduction and adoption of direct primaries for all elections.
“As it is in Ondo State, President Muhammadu Buhari cannot get 10% votes in the 2019 general elections due to the de-marketing policies of Gov. Akeredolu. Instead of this accidental governor to focus on projects that will better the lots of good people of Ondo State, he is busy running from North to South collecting signatures of governors and party chairmen of various states to pass a vote of no confidence on Adams Oshiomhole. More so, Governor Akeredolu is not contesting in any election this time around. It clearly shows that Gov. Akeredolu does not care about the success or victory of APC in all elections in 2019.
“It was revealed that Gov. Akeredolu is the leader of the new conservative movement within the APC coupled with the assistance of Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Gov. Bindow of Adamawa State.
“It is evident that Gov. Akeredolu is purely a mole in APC, it would be recalled that he worked alongside with Gov Fayemi and Gov Amosun against the party’s choice in Osun election. Right now, he has instructed all his loyalists and cabinet members in Ondo State to work against all party candidates in Ondo during the general elections.
“We believe in the leadership of the party ably led by Adams Oshiomhole and his determination to reposition the party for a landslide victory in the forthcoming elections. Our party is greater than any individual or group, so let us come together and face our common goal of remaining the most efficient and trusted party in our clime.”