The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State yesterday asked its embattled Chairman, Hon Isaacs Kekemeke to channel his grievances against the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun and the acting Chairman, Ade Adetimehin to the reconciliation committee headed by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Director of Publicity, Mr Steve Otaloro in a statement said the suspension of Kekemeke as chairman and the appointment of Adetimehin as acting Chairman followed due process of law contrary to the position of the embattled chairman contrary to his position in an interview with newspapers.
Kekemeke in an interview had alleged that the letter appointing Adetimehin as acting Chairman was ‘black market’ as the National Chairman did not have power under the APC’s constitution to remove and appoint state chairman of the party.
The embattled Chairman also linked his grouse with Oyegun over his inability to provide vehicle to pick him from the Airport to the venue of the inauguration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN as governor a year ago.
But, Otaloro who in his statement said Kekemeke lied on interview argued that the embattled Chairman deliberately maligned the national chairman and denigrated the highest authority of the party with a view to portraying himself as being innocent of all the allegations leveled against him.
He said: “The choice of Chief Oyegun as the national chairman of APC was not only based on his political prowess but his dignity and knack for speaking and standing by the truth at all times not minding whose ox is gored.
“The frivolities brought forth by Kekemeke are a miscalculated and misapplied political gimmick to see him wade through this political murky water he initiated by his inability to know when to be free and fair to all aspirants as a leader of the party and defy anti-party activities.”
Meanwhile, another attack by the Fulani herdsmen was yesterday averted in Akure barely twenty four hours after some Fulani herdsmen attacked and paralyzed activities at Akure South local government area of Ondo state.
The clash was yesterday averted at the Secretariat as three Fulani herdsmen invaded the area on a commercial motorcycle.
The three herders including the one that caused the skirmishes on Tuesday wanted to ride their motorcycle through the Council Secretariat when workers of the council and security men disallowed them from gaining access to the secretariat.
An official of National Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) told New Telegraph that the gate leading to the back Secretariat had been locked to prevent recurrence of the incident of Tuesday. The attacking herdsmen came through the rear gate on Tuesday.
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