The APC Unity Forum in Ondo State has reacted to the recent statement made by the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, that the Party would lose the state in the forthcoming gubernatorial election scheduled to hold later this year, if it fails to give him a second term ticket..
Gbolahan Ayegbusi, leader of the forum described the statement as ordinary vituperation of a sinking man beclouded by a non-existing army of supporters and a demonstration of ego and naivety.
He further claimed that Akeredolu’s incurable recalcitrant nature manifested in his outburst against the leadership of the party threatening to sink the party if not fielded as the party’s candidate.
He stated clearly that since Akeredolu became the Governor of the state three years ago, the party has never won any election, so it is out of place to say that the APC would lose if he is not fielded as the candidate of the party.”Have we not been losing before now?” Ayegbusi asked rhetorically.
Again, Ayegbusi described Akeredolu’s statement claiming the non-existence of PDP in Ondo State as laughable, fallacious, untrue and nothing but the outburst of a man who has lost touch with reality.
He said: “It is on record that this same Akeredolu led the party to National Assembly election, though with one leg, against the PDP with three senators until the number was reduced to 1, while the rank of our House of Representatives members was also depleted.
“As it stands today, the APC does not have any member in the National Assembly from Ondo Central senatorial district. Again, President Muhammadu Buhari lost here in Ondo State during the last Presidential election under the watch of Akeredolu as the State Executive. Is it not unimaginable to say there is no PDP in Ondo State?
“However, the Unity Forum wishes to assure party faithful to be calm and ready for the imminent change that is about to dawn on the party in Ondo State. Akeredolu would soon become history in Ondo State as a Tsunami of collaborated efforts of party elements from the State to the National level would soon sweep him away into the dustbin of history.”