- The chairman of APC in Ondo state, Henry Olu Olatuja, has accused Governor Fayemi and Governor El-Rufai of being responsible for the crisis rocking the party in the state
- Olatuja also fingered the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in the crisis
- The state chairman, however, said that 10 governorship aspirants may boycott the scheduled primary
The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state on Thursday, July 9, took another twist as the chairman of the party in the state accused two governors and a minister of being responsible for the political unrest in the state.
The Nation reports that the Ondo APC chairman, Henry Olu Olatuja, accused the Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, his Kaduna counterpart, Mallam Nasir El’Rufai and the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, of instigating undemocratic process causing an intra-party crisis in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that Olatuja also said ten out of the governorship aspirants in the state for July 20, governorship primary may boycott the exercise should the caretaker/caretaker/extra-ordinary national convention planning committee insists on the indirect mode of primary for the party’s primary in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the deputy speaker of Ondo state House of Assembly, Irioju Ogundeji and another member of the House, Adewale Williams, suspended by the leadership of the Assembly.
It was reported that both lawmakers were among the nine lawmakers that kicked against impeachment move against deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi.
In another report, it was said that following the crisis rocking the Ekiti chapter of APC, former governor Ayodele Fayose told two chieftains of the ruling party that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) doesn't want them.
Fayose told Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the special adviser to the president on political matters, and Senator Adedayo Adeyeye, former minister of works, to forget the idea of returning to the PDP.
The former governor explained that the PDP is not in need of the duo despite their differences with the current state governor, Kayode Fayemi, adding that both Ojudu and Adeyeye have no electoral values.
Ojudu, however, during an appearance on a radio programme in Ado Ekiti, dismissed the speculation when asked if they would join the PDP as he noted that he would never contemplate such a move.
The presidential aide went on to note that if the PDP's flag is placed on his coffin during his funeral, he would wake up, tear it up and go back to sleep.
Fayose who was enraged by Ojudu's comment reacted in a statement, on Thursday, July 2, through his media aide, Lere Olayinka.
He said Ojudu and Adeyeye are blackmailers whose individual needs are insatiable.
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