By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Issac Omodewu on Saturday, lashed at those calling for the dissolution of all executive committee of the party in the state.
Hon. Omodewu in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, said a statement on Fresh FM live programme, South West Political Circuit by Senator Ayoade Adeseun that, “APC executive” in Oyo State have gone, is mere wishful thinking.
The APC Chairman lamented that it is unfortunate that some bad political players whose knowledge of constitutional democracy cannot stand the test of time, are bent on mere wishful thinking that there are plans to replace the current executive committee of the APC in Oyo State with an interim committee, as a prelude to repositioning of the party.
Hon. Omodewu regretted that Sen. Adeseun threw caution to the wind again, while appearing on a live radio interview, “in a similar way he and his ilks did to precipitate needless crisis in the political space in the state on several occasions in the past.
” Funny enough, the man (Adeseun) is not a member of the APC at the moment as he worked assiduously for his party (Accord) in the recently concluded general election. We can recall that Sen. Adeseun emboldened others to reject all efforts made to placate them to remain in the APC following their disappointment at the end of the party primary conducted to pick candidates for the 2023 general elections”, he said.
Hon Omodewu added, ” He gave them false hope about using another party to win election but at the end of the day, many people were made to waste collosal resources only for most of them to end up working for Gov. Seyi Makinde of the PDP even when their own Accord fielded candidates in the same election.
“The current APC executive committee are products of legitimate congress and there is no place for fiat in our democracy that would empower the likes of Sen. Adeseun to order the dissolution of party executive committee. Even reasonable people would like to ask in what capacity he acted, when he made the obnoxious remarks on radio”.
The APC Chairman stressed, “Adeseun should have also asked for the sack of the executive committees in all the states where APC lost the governorship election or rather ask all those who won, in the 2023 election, on the platform of Oyo APC to vacate their office.
“As far as we are concerned, we have our eyes on the ball and we will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that all aggrieved members who left our party in 2022 and new members from other political parties are attracted to Oyo APC. Our efforts have yielded positive results. Oyo APC remains a party to beat and recently, we received gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party, Alh. Tawfiq Akinwale, and that of Action Peoples Party, Alh. Kazeem Ayandoye as well as their numerous supporters into the APC while many of those who left in 2022 have also returned”.