By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Former Financial Secretary of the All Progress Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Alhaji Kayode Adanla on Sunday raised alarm of an alleged plans to further polarise APC in the South West by some leaders of the party.
Alhaji Adanla raised the alarm in Ibadan while reacting to a viral notice inviting certain APC leaders to a meeting at the Lagos house Marina tagged Review of state of the Nation.
The APC Chieftain accused the former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande of making divisive tendencies capable of dividing the party with the said meeting which he described as ” a deliberate means of causing further division within the ranks of the party by a deliberate selfish few”.
Faulting ” the rationale behind the selection of the would be attendees of the meeting if not Politically motivated and divisive”, he emphasized that the meeting was a deliberate means of causing further division within the ranks of the party by a deliberate selfish few”
” The meeting is as good as dead on arrival more so I can tell you categorically that it has nothing to do with the state of the Nation as they claimed. Apart from that, how can they justify their claim of wanting to discuss the state of the Nation without anybody representing Oyo state at their so called meeting.We are waiting for them, they will meet is here”, he said
Alhaji Adanla added, ” should we call this an oversight or a deliberate action to undermine us in Oyo state? What can they even discuss about South-West and Nigeria without putting Oyo state in consideration.This is not their first time and we will let them know we are not push overs in Oyo state”.
The APC Chieftain stressed ” what qualifies Chief Segun Osoba to be in that meeting that does not qualifies the likes of Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, a serving Minister of the federation for that matter”, adding, ” that is to show you that they have hidden agenda which is more of political than National interest”.
” Without gain-saying, the agenda of that meeting is about Tinubu and his presidential ambition and the question I need to ask Tinubu himself is, can he do without us in Oyo state? Is he coming to rule over a divided South-West, he should be ashamed of himself for sitting in meeting that has no single representative of Oyo state in it but when it is time for campaign they will pack themselves to flag off their campaign here in Ibadan.”
Alhaji Adanla maintained, ” Chief Bisi Akande should be ashamed of himself as the eldest member of the party from the southwest and someone who has been Governor of a whole state before. Don’t forget, this man was deputy Governor in the old Oyo state during Bola Ige’s administration.Since they have chosen to be agents of frustration to our efforts at having a United A.P.C in Oyo state but they as supposed elders choose to be dealers we will also declare them persona non grata”.