By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Oyo State, Professor Adeolu Akande on Saturday advised the party’s leadership in the state to respect and obey the party’s constitution if APC is to survive
Professor Akande who gave the advice while featuring on. a Fresh FM personality interview programme “South West Political circuit declared that the current situation in APC in Oyo state could best be described as the peace of the graveyard.
He maintained that the selection of APC candidates for the next month’s local government elections in the state at Lafia hotel under the watch of Governor Abiola Ajimobi was. completely against the constitution of the ruling APC and should not be allowed to stay.
Professor Akande said if the APC leadership in Oyo state should go ahead with the Lafia hotel selection of the party’s candidates for the May 12 local government elections, then. the party is digging its grave in the state.
According to Professor Akande, there was nothing like voting in the selection of APC candidates for the local government as far as the APC constitution was concerned, adding that what was done at Lafia hotel was breach of the APC laid down rules and constitution.
The APC governorship aspirant stressed that this was part of the impunity that resulted into the rejection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections and that there is the need for the APC leaders in Oyo state to quickly retrace their steps by respecting and obey the party’s constitution .
Professor Akande emphasized that if President Muhammadu Buhari could insist that the constitution of APC should be followed to the latter at the National level, nothing should stop other APC leaders especially in Oyo state from complying with the party’s constitution in the conduct of their activities.
Speaking further, Professor Akande disclosed that with his experience in the academic and journalism, nothing will stop him from moving Oyo state forward if elected as the governor of Oyo state come 2019 general elections.