- Osun state chapter of the PDP said the APC is behind the Senator Ademola Adeleke's WAEC certificate matter
- The PDP said two members of the APC have dragged Adeleke to court, demanding that he presents his certificate
- The APC has, however, denied any meddling in the PDP affairs, and urged the party to face its internal problem
Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, July 29 accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fueling the plot against its standard-bearer, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Guardian reports that Diran Odeyemi, its deputy national publicity secretary, made this known in a statement in Osogbo, the state capital.
He urged members to be wary of the spoiler game being sponsored by the APC, especially the court cases against Adeleke.
According to him, the APC was scared of what a united PDP could achieve in the September 22 poll, hence it is using its members to unsettle its standard-bearer.
Two members of the party had taken Adeleke to court, demanding that he presents his WAEC certificate. Odeyemi however said intelligence report at the party’s disposal had linked the APC to the case.
He implored the APC to stop meddling in PDP affairs and face what is left of its disintegrated structure.
He described the action as a distraction, and asked its members not to fall for the antics of APC, but work towards ensuring victory for the party.
The APC has, however, denied any meddling in the PDP affairs, and urged the party to face its internal problem.
Odeyemi insisted: “We can’t afford to miss this opportunity to wrestle Osun state from the grip of the failing APC. We have it on good authority that the APC has been going about looking for willing hands within our fold to use against us.
“I urge our members to reject any offer from APC against the collective good of our party. We have established a nexus between the case against our candidate and APC in the state, and we are working hard to block all the openings.''
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiohmole described the forthcoming Osun state governorship election as a walk-over for the party, saying it is confident to emerge victorious.
Oshiohmole told state House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, that APC had no political challenges in Osun as the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, was at home with the people.
According to him, Gov. Aregbesola is a mobiliser, an organiser and an astute politician, capable of winning elections for the party in the state.
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