- Ondo governor Akeredolu's ally Atikase says ex-Lagos governor Tinubu and APC national chairman Oshiomhole are behind Aketi's suspension
- Atikase says Akeredolu was not given a fair hearing and there was no evidence of anti-party activities against him
- APC member and lawyer Tolu Babaleye disagrees with Atikase and warns that Tinubu's name should not be dragged into what he is not a part of
A close ally of Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu and caretaker chairman of Ilaje local government area Otito Atikase has accused national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a national leader Bola Tinubu of plotting his (Akeredolu's) suspension.
According to Atikase, Oshiomhole and Tinubu have expansionist agenda and are unhappy the governor, who is popularly called Aketi stand in their way.
Atikase, who posted his position on his social media page, said the governor was a principled man who would not allow poor practices in government.
But Thisday reports that a Tinubu ally and legal practitioner Tolu Babaleye said the matter in Ondo state had nothing to do with Tinubu.
Babaleye said that the former Lagos state governor should not be dragged into the alleged indiscipline by the Ondo state governor Akeredolu.
“What concerns Tinubu about this suspension? Is Aketi not guilty of anti-party activities? When he was singing all about, were you people not encouraging him?
“Let him answer the query and explain why he worked for AA in Ondo State to the extent that money meant for APC was hijacked and used to work for AA,” Babaleye said.
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Recall that Legit.ng reported earlier that the Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu denied claims that he was suspended by the National Working Committee of the ruling APC.
According to the report, the governor, who spoke in a text message sent on Saturday, April 20, said he was unaware of his suspension by the APC national leadership.
The governor said he was yet to receive any official communication from the party announcing his suspension.
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