Skip to main content

Present Akeredolu, forget Ondo – Group warns APC

A pressure group within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo APC Mandate Group (OAMG), has threatened to work against the party should the party give Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu second term ticket in view of an array of anti-party allegations against him.

Addressing newsmen at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Friday the convener of the group, Comrade Olugbenga Bojuwomi alleged that the governor’s of anti-party activities was responsible for President Muhammadu Buhari defeat in the state during the 2019 general elections.

Bojuwomi warned that a ticket for Akeredolu will spell doom for the party at the November 10 Ondo State Governorship election, saying “the party should forget the state if Akeredolu should clinch the party’s ticket”.

“We don’t expect the national leadership of the party to allow Akeredeolu to contest even the primary. In fact, if we are in a sane society and the party is working normal, we don’t expect Akeredeolu to still be at the party.

“If the party eventually feature Akeredeolu as the sole candidate after the July primaries, we the APC members in Ondo will are to do our own anti-party activities by campaigning against the APC during the election. APC should just forget Ondo state if the party rewards Akeredeolu’s disloyalty because what it means is that disloyalty pays.

“It is wrong to think that the state Assembly members purchasing form for him speak volume of his support.”

Reacting to the purchase of nomination form for the governor by the members' state legislature the group argued, “We all know how legislators work in this country. The situation is the same in the state. They are always the governors’ stooge and where he is going, they go. They are rubber-stamp legislators. Whatever comes from them is not funny because they are just performing their bid.”

The group alleged that during the 2019 general elections, the governor through the Action Alliance (AA) fielded candidates which led to the defeat of APC in Ondo state.

Bojuwomi complained that a video earlier sent to the national headquarters and the presidency of the governor and one Ade Adetimehin who were captured during the campaign for their anointed party Action Alliance (AA) at the detriment of APC in 2019 was not attended to.

It further accused the governor of being responsible for the recent political tension in the state. According to the group, “The pocket of violence which was sponsored by governor Akeredolu where his thugs machete loyal APC members which occurred before the general election in Owo his home town has just resurfaced last week.

“One of the campaign vehicles belonging to one of the foremost gubernatorial aspirants, Chief Olaide Adelami was destroyed with bullets and Machete by Akeredolu’s killers' squad/cultists which has already been set up by Mr. Governor to intimidate any perceived opposition to his re-election bid”.

But in a swift reaction to allegations by the group, Ondo state Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adeboboye Samuel, who led a group to purchase the nomination form for the governor said, “Talking about anti-party, the governor ever never visit any ground to campaign for anybody. He has no right to stop those that contested under the platform of AA.”

Samuel argued that Akeredolu had no power to stop those who contested against APC in Ondo state during the presidential election.

“I am glad you claimed that the allegation came from a group of people. In actual fact, there is no factionalisation within the APC in Ondo State. But if you are talking about pressure groups you can’t divorce from politics. They are the people who will always want to terrorise the governor,” the lawmaker stated.


Popular posts from this blog

Two ways Manchester United could line up with Donny Van de Beek transfer

Manchester United have emerged as frontrunners in the race to sign Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek.

The Guardian report that United are hopeful of signing the Dutch star who has attracted interest from several other elite clubs.

Van de Beek, 23, starred in the Ajax team that reached the Champions League semi-finals in the 2018/19 season and is one of Europe’s most talented young midfielders.

We looked at two ways United could line-up next season if they complete the signing of the versatile Dutchman.

This system would allow Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to accommodate each of his most potent attacking threats.

While Van de Beek is most effective in a box-to-box role, he has experience shielding the back four and could provide the platform for Paul Pogba to roam in a double midfield pivot.

Van de Beek made six appearances in the defensive midfield role for Ajax in the 2019/20 season and has the ability to operate as Solskjaer’s anchorman ahead of Nemanja Matic.

However, Matic offers a more experi…

BBNaija 2020: I will find you a Bayelsa wife, someone like me – Nengi tells Ozo

Big Brother Naija housemate, Nengi, on Sunday said she will find Ozo a Bayelsa wife.

Nengi said this when Ozo said he wanted to take her on a trip after the reality show.

Ozo, however, said he was not interested in another Bayelsa wife.

“I will find you a wife when we leave this place. I will find you someone like me from Bayelsa,” Nengi told Ozo.

But Ozo responded, “if I wanted someone else, I would have chosen.”

Nengi further stated that, “When we leave the house there will be a lot of girls interested in you and you won’t have my time.”

Agreeing that it was a possibility, Ozo insisted he had found something special in her.

Nengi had warned Ozo against mistaking their friendship for a love relationship.

She had maintained that she would not date anyone in the house but Ozo is still trying and working hard to see if she could change her mind.

De Gea hailed by Henderson but warns him for No. 1 spot battle

Dean Henderson has cautioned David de Gea he is aiming for his Manchester United place. The 23-year-old goalkeeper will retreat to Old Trafford after an exceptional loan spell at Sheffield United, determined to take the 1st spot off the Spaniard.

Academy alumnus Henderson recently signed a new six-year contract last month among connections to Chelsea. Thus, making it obvious he sees himself at Old Trafford for the long term.

“I’ll be moving back in the first day of pre-season and sweating my b******s off to get in that starting line-up because it’s something I’ve constantly required and I’m so close now. I have tremendous respect for David. He has been a magnificent goalkeeper for many years.

He’s been remarkable and that’s something I strive to be, to have a profession like his at the club. It’s down to me but I’m beneath no fantasies that I’m going to develop just sat on the bench. I need that game-time.” said Henderson.

Unfortunately, De Gea’s form has come into inquest over the last …