An All Progressives Congress, APC, Socio-Political group in Ondo State, the Unity Mandate Agenda, has kicked against the reported endorsement of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
It said that reported comments of Oshiomhole, looked like an easy ride to another term in Office for Akeredolu, and the adverse impact on the resolve of the Unity Forum to have a change within the APC for the Leadership of the State.
The National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Babatope Abisola, in a Press statement issued in Akure, the Ondo State capital, alleged that Akeredolu bribed the National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC.
Abisola stated that Oshiomhole or the NWC have not denied the bribery allegation.
He also accused Senator Ajayi Boroffice of creating the template of the crisis, in order for him to either allow Governor Akeredolu go for another term, or to install a puppet Governor.
According to the statement: “The reason is for Senator Boroffice to install a puppet Governor, who will serve as his lackey for his 2023 Vice Presidential project, as he intends to run alongside the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, in 2023.
“Whether each of the above or both are responsible for this great misadventure, we can only say that we are highly disappointed in the ensuing scenarios.
“However, we shall continue to pursue our legitimate cause, to ensure our widely respected Candidate, Chief Olusola Oke, SAN, is nominated, and subsequently elected as the next Governor of Ondo State, come October.”
Senator Boroffice who spoke through his Media Aide, Kayode Fayuki, described the allegation as laughable, saying that the group is not credible.
The Ondo Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who denied the bribery allegation, stated that the group and its sponsors are already frustrated.