- The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed displeasure over its marginalisation in the affairs of the federal government
- The APC party leadership in Oyo State said it was not pleased with President Bola Tinubu for snubbing them during the nomination of his candidates
- Angry members reportedly attacked the national chairman of the party, Abdullahi Ganduje, and his entourage during his visit to the secretariat
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It was gathered that the incident ensued at the party's secretariat in Ibadan, where Ganduje earlier addressed the party members.
At the event, the ex-governor of Kano assured members them that the party would witness a rejuvenation from the ward to local government, state and federal level.
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He also hailed the party faithful for the role they played in ensuring the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the presidential polls.
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As reported by the Guardian, moments after his address, some angry members were reported to have attacked him and his entourage with sachets of pure water over alleged marginalisation and ill-treatment meted to the chapter.
The aggrieved members, who are alleged to be supporters of the APC governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, accused Ganduje of working against the lawmaker to concede victory to Governor Seyi Makinde, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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The Oyo chapter of the party was also said be be angry that Tinubu did not pick a member of the APC in the state as cabinet member and went for Mr. Bayo Adelabu, a governorship candidate for the Accord Party in Oyo, instead.
Reacting to this development in his speech, the Oyo State chapter chairman, Isaac Omodewu, said:
“As events that heralded the last general elections are still fresh in our memory, we must inform you that Oyo APC remains an unsung hero because we got little support but we delivered beyond expectations."
The angry APC members booed Ganduje and began to throw sachet water at him and his entourage, which included the the party's National Vice Chairman, Southwest, Isaac Kekemeke; and former Minister of Communication, Bayo Shittu, as they were about leaving the party secretariat.
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