Posted by Grand News | 23 November 2018 | 664 times
The Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has read with concern a statement credited to some aggrieved members of the party in the State chapter to the effect that, among others, the State executive engages in anti-party activities, and should therefore be dissolved.
According to a statement by Alex Kalejaye, APC State Publicity Secretary,
“ we feel obliged to say, in no ambiguous terms that members of the State executive have never, and will never contemplate anti-party in APC that holds so much hope for us, individually and collectively as a country.
“The State chapter is currently preoccupied with electioneering thoughts and strategies to achieve victory at the polls, come 2019.
“The State Chairman of party, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, is a true democrat and a party man to the core, who is endowed with rich history of enviable stability in his political history. His loyalty to the party and its national leadership is without blemish.
“The leader of the party and governor of the state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, can never compromise the fortune and development of the state and the party for whatever consideration.
“Our priority in the last few months has been how to unite the party, appease aggrieved members so we can, collectively, deliver the State for our dear party during the general elections next year.
“It is also untenable that the Alhaji Alli Olanusi-led group claims to control over 80 percent of the party strength in Ondo State. This is comical and a misapprehension of the true situation.
“While it is expedient to state that we are not surprised about the attitude of the former deputy governor, who had fought every government in the State, from Adefarati, through Agagu to Mimiko and now Akeredolu, not for altruistic reason though, majority of the other co-travellers had not delivered their wards for the party in the last two elections in the State.
“Although we are reluctant to conclude that their action was triggered by the need to position themselves for patronage during the general elections, we urge the National Working Committee to discontinuance the agitation.
We also size this opportunity to appeal to all gladiators within the party to lower personal ego and grievances in the interest of the party.
“Ondo State APC Executive, ably led by Hon. Ade Adetimehin, will continue to work hard to ensure unity of members , and to bring all aggrieved leaders and chieftains together for the overall interest of our dear party”, the party said.
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