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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
…….It’s untrue allegation —Olusola Oke.
There are indications that some Governorship aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently strategising and mounting pressure on the National Executive Council (NEC) of the APC through the Buni led Caretaker Committee, to dissolve the Executives of the party in Ondo State led by Engr Ade Adetimehin ahead of the July 20 governorship primary in the state.
A reliable source within the APC in the state alleged that the governorship aspirants led by Olusola Oke, Ife Oyedele, Olayide Adelami and others are currently pursuing the dissolution of party’s state Excos from the wards to state levels.
The move, according to the source, became imperative after their failure to reverse the indirect mode of primary which the party has settled on for the conduct of the governorship primary election in the state.
The source revealed that the aspirants had written a protest letter to Abuja which was submitted by Olusola Oke but was met with brick walls as the party has exceeded the 21 days window for the notification of INEC on the mode of party primary to be adopted.
“These eleven aspirants met a brick wall in Abuja. They were disappointed. They were told that the party had already communicated the decision to use indirect primary for Ondo since the reign of Adams Oshiomhole as the party national chairman
“They are now pursuing the dissolution of party Excos from the state to the ward level. Is it not funny that these people are afraid to talk to delegates?
“I think the party Excos should by now understand that these people do not like them. I believe they will also be disappointed on this one too as the Mala Buni led caretaker committee is not giving them any consideration at all. Especially with the closeness of the date of the party primary
“These delegates should better know their friends and enemies right now. They should be ready for these eleven aspirants who are bent on sacking them from their positions. I am very sure that they are still coming back to the delegates,” the source added.
It was learnt that four of them were also in Lagos on Saturday to convince the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene in the dissolution of the party Excos but it was uncleared if they achieved their aim.
When contacted by SUNSHINETRUTH on telephone, Chief Olusola Oke (SAN) described the report as untrue that he was seeking dissolution of the state Exco.
Oke who spoke through his Media Aide, Rotimi Ogunleye, said he was one of those demanding a direct mode of primary for equality and fairness to all interests in APC in the state.
“To avoid undue advantage to one side, we are demanding direct primary to give everybody equal opportunity, we are not pursuing dissolution of any state or (wards) excos.” Oke said.