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By: Ade Adeleke
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed concern over the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), saying he feels disturbed with the leadership crisis.
The governor said the Appeal Court judgment that suspended Oshiomhole was a disservice to the party, dismissing a report that his supporters were jubilating over the situation.
Speaking with newsmen in Akure today, the governor who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, refuted the online publication claiming his supporters jubilated over Oshiomhole’s ordeal.
Akeredolu, who noted that the internal wrangling would soon be over, expressed concerns over the intrigues happening in the party, leading to a court ruling suspending the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday.
He maintained that his administration and members of party are more interested in the stability of the party, passing vote of confidence on the leadership of the party at all levels.
According to Ojogo, “We were greatly concerned not because of any personal reason but because we felt that the party didn’t need whatever intrigues that may shake the table at this point in time.”
Ojogo, who stressed that it was a product of mischief, dismissed the report, saying “The author of that report in all intents and purposes wanted to create an unexisting frosty relationship between Mr Governor and the leadership of the APC.
“By every standard and by every yardstick that could be deployed to measure anything, Mr Governor is the leader of the party and as such, he will be so disturbed if there are crisis in the party.
“So, that report we found very very unpleasant. We saw the report as product of a willful machination by an unimportant journalist. That is if at all he his a journalist.”
He said it was imperative to enlighten the general public that the reporter was doing a hatchet job by the governor’s adversaries whom he alleged of causing crises within the party.
“It was masterminded clearly by those who believe that the very cordial relationship between Mr. Governor and the leaders of the party, whether at the state level here or at the national level will not serve their interest properly.
“So, we would have to come out without hesitation to clearly state when some miscreants will want to hide under credible platforms to dish out their personal sentiments against the people of the state and against government and that is reason we felt we must come out to dispell this story,” Ojogo said.