The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has accused two Governors and a Minister of being responsible for the crisis rocking the party in the state.
Ondo APC chairman, Hon. Henry Olu Olatuja, accused Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi; his Kaduna counterpart Mallam Nasir El’Rufai and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi of instigating undemocratic process causing an intra-party crisis in the state.
Olatuja also said ten 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 (CEONCPC) insist on indirect mode of primary for the party’s primary in the state.
Recall that Olatuja while speaking recently at a Press Conference in Akure, organised by the party on why direct mode of primary should be adopted had earlier warned Governor Fayemi to totally steer clear of Ondo state politics.
According to him, Fayemi, who is also the Chairman, Nigerian Governor’s Forum, was trying to impose his friend, Akeredolu on the party faithful in the state by pushing for indirect primary election of the party in the state.
Olatuja said, “We need to call the attention of national leaders of our party to call the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi to order to avoid disgrace and embarrassment that may arise from abuse of his office as Chairman Nigeria Governor’s Forum.
“He should desist from facilitating undemocratic process, while trying to impose the incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on the APC by pushing for an indirect primary model which is grossly inequitable and inimical to the success of our party in general election coming up on the 10th October 2020.
“He should note that Ondo State is not an appendage of Ekiti State and such he should stop meddling in the political affair of Ondo State”.