- The Lagos state chapter of the APC says it had always known that former commissioner of energy and mineral resources, Wasiu Oluwo, was a mole for the opposition party
- The ruling party in a statement described Oluwo as an opportunist who only used the APC to achieve his selfish motives
- Oluwo, who is said to be a close ally of Governor Ambode, in a letter dated December 3, announced his exit from the party and resigned from his position
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos state chapter says it had always known that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s commissioner of energy and mineral resources, Wasiu Oluwo, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was a mole for the opposition party.
Legit.ng gathered that this was disclosed in a statement on Thursday, December 6, by the state publicity secretary, Joe Igbokwe, adding that Oluwo, who had since resigned from his position as the commissioner was a traitor.
It was reported that Oluwo, a close ally of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, in a letter dated December 3, had informed the APC of his exit from the party.
APC said the former commissioner who was an ally of former lawmaker, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, had gone with Afikuyomi when the latter dumped the party to pursue his failed governorship bid in 2007.
The statement further said when Afikuyomi returned to the party, he and Oluwo were reabsorbed into the APC and were given appointments under the former governor Babatunde Fashola.
It said rather than remain loyal to the party for its magnanimity, Oluwo decided to return to his old ways.
The statement read in part: “It is necessary to put this in true context so as to dismiss the false and capricious insinuation that his resignation was in principled objection to the party’s last primaries. Far from it!
“He was only playing true to type, seeking as he had done in 2007 to reap from the primaries.
“He has further shown that he has been a mole of the PDP and has been working to undermine the APC. His exit is a signal to other like minds who may wish to follow his trail.”
The ruling party described Oluwo as an opportunist who only used the APC to achieve his selfish motives. The APC also alleged that the former commissioner attempted to install his wife as a local government chairman by all means but was stopped by the party leadership.
Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the exit of Wale Oluwo, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a welcome development.
The publicity secretary of the party in the state, Taofeek Gani, stated that Oluwo’s exit meant that the APC was not a party for the people.
He added that if a serving commissioner could leave all the privileges of office to dump the APC, it meant there were serious issues in the party which all genuine democrats must challenge.
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