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Ondo APC crisis deepens as Oke dumps party for AD

02 October 2016, 09:28

Akure - The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State took a turn for the worst on Saturday as one of the aggrieved governorship aspirants of the party, Olusola Oke decamped to Alliance for Democracy (AD), reports Daily Post

Oke, who polled 576 votes after the September 3 gubernatorial primaries of the APC, said he dumped the party because of injustice.

His defection to the AD ends weeks of speculation about his next political move.

Addressing crowd of supporters at his Ijapo estate residence in Akure, the state capital yesterday, Oke said since the leadership of the party had failed to do justice to the irregularities, he decided to ‘step aside’ from APC in order realise his aspiration under the AD.

Oke, who was the former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party's governorship candidate in the 2012 election, described APC as a good party but lamented it had been hijacked by some cabals.

According to him, it was illogical and wrong for the National Chairman of APC, John Oyegun to jettison the verdict of the majority members of the National Working Committee (NWC) when it was cleared the shadow election was allegedly manipulated in favour of Rotimi Akeredolu

It would be recalled that Oyegun overruled the decision of the NWC that called for fresh primary following irregularities detected by the Appeal Committee that probed the post-primary crisis.

Oyegun’s decision to unilaterally over-ride the party’s NWC according to News 24  pitched him against a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, who called for his resignation.

- News 24


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