A GOVERNORSHIP aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Tunji Abayomi, on Tuesday faulted the National Leader of the party, Senator Ahmed Tinubu over his call for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun. Abayomi said Tinubu was wrong to have asked the national chairman to resign because the National Working Committee of the party upheld the result of the primary of the party held on September 3, 2016 in Akure.
A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), defeated Olusegun Abraham, who was a preferred candidate of Senator Tinubu and 22 other governorship aspirants of the party in the primary. Speaking with our correspondent in Akure on Tuesday, Abayomi who also lost the primary, alleged that the Electoral Appeal Committee caused confusion in the party over the issue of the primary, saying the committee recommended conduct of a new primary when it was impossible for the party to organise a fresh election after the deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said, “For calling for the resignation of the chairman, I think Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is very wrong because he is not a member of the National Working Committee and he can not speak for the NWC. He did not participate in the entire process and whatever information he has must have been given to him by his agents.
“We heard it that there was no vote casting among the NWC members before they took the decision over the matter contrary to his allegation in his letter to the chairman, and also the position of the party was that there was no vote casting, I expect Asiwaju as a leader of the party to give credit to the vital opinions on the primary. I am personally disappointed that Asiwaju would be determined in his action, that a primary that he promised would be free from undue influence, should be voided by all means, I think he was wrong.”
The APC chieftain declared that with or without Tinubu’s support the party would still win the forthcoming governorship election in the state, saying “it is the people of the state that would decide the election. – Punch
— Sep 27, 2016 @ 18:25 GMT