Lagos - The Akoko youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were yesterday protesting over the N500m "defection fee" being allegedly paid to the Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Ali Olanusi, for leaving the People's Democracy Party (PDP).
The angry youths, who claimed the APC wasted such huge amount on the deputy governor who is seen as ineffective, barricaded the road leading to the Supare Akoko residence of the Deputy Governor.
They were seen with placards with various inscriptions such as "We don't want liability," "How many votes does he have," "Ali must go," "BringBackOurMoney," "We don't want dead weight," and several others.
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According to one of the angry youths, Tobi Oyewole, the deputy Governor's exit from the PDP has relieved the party of political burden and that no serious-minded political party can absorb any leader that has contributed nothing to his community.
"Ali Olanusi is a very sick old man who goes for medical check-up in Germany at least once in two weeks, he has never empowered any youth in Akoko land.
"He does not speak in public and sleeps at every government function. Olanusi did not win his ward in the 2012 governorship election in Ondo state. This is a man who doesn't even allow people to fetch water in his compound at Supare," Oyewole lamented.
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