An aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Adebayo Shittu, while speaking during the weekend stated that the leaders at the National level of the party were force to accept unqualified executive members of the party.
The Minister of Communication stated this while speaking at a radio station programme tagged ‘South West political circuit’ on Fresh FM Ibadan.
Shittu who was disqualified from contesting the party’s primary over his failure to undergo the one year compulsory National Youth Service Corps accused the state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi of installing the executives of the party in the state forcefully on the people.
The minister who has been having issues with the state Governor described him as a dictator and betrayal.
He stated that he and some other party members are challenging the composition of the party executives in court.
He said, “Let me recall during the Congresses in Oyo state, we had two Congresses, two factions of our party held parallel Congresses”.
“The Governor’s faction and the Unity forum faction, which has members four times than that of the Governors faction our party leader at the National level by force accepted those who are not qualified as party executives”.
“Eventually what happened started from there. We are in court challenging to know the legally recognized executives of the party. The Unity forum will certainly ensure that justice is done in the area of the party congresses “.
“That is what we are challenging, the emergence of the current executives. They are to be true to themselves but for Ajimobi they will not be there”.
“Governor Ajimobi did what he did so that he could use them. He foisted on the party and the people, the people that will continue to do his bidding”.
“Clearly Ajimobi is a dictator, a betrayal; clearly everything we could think of. Now that he has gone we have to rescue all of those people from him”.
” Over lawyer unjustly terminated the cases from court, I have instructed lawyers from my chambers to appoint for the revisit of those cases and I have the support of all members of the Unity forum to do that. We are all waiting to collaborate in ensuring that we retrieve our party from predators. “
“We will bring everybody on board, we will retrieve our party; we will start soonest by the grace of God. They are in APC, you will have to show me when they resigned their membership of APC”.