You have turned APC into your personal property – Senator Boroffice‎ accuses Governor Akeredolu


The Senator Representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, on Monday accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of turning the state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) into his personal property.

Senator Borrofice said Governor Akeredolu had polarized the party in state by some of his actions.

The lawmaker disclosed that Governor Akeredolu has divided the party and caused disaffection, adding that all was not well with the party in the state.

He said “rather than embrace the challenges of leadership and reach out to every leader of the party in state, the Governor preferred to run the government of the state and the party with his trifling followership”.

Akeredolu had in a statement by the Information Commissioner,Yemi Olowolabi explained that the duo of Senators Tayo Alasoadura and Yele Omogunwa had been the only senators from the state who were working with his government since inception in February 2017.

But the Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, in a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST by his media Aide, Kayode Fakuyi, disagreed with the governor on the statement.

Boroffice noted that he had not received any invitation from the state government for state events or party meetings in the state.

The lawmaker said that he had rallied his colleagues in the Senate to support the governor on his two private communications to the upper house for confirmation of appointments in the interest of the people of the state despite the underlying differences.

“Setting the records straight, the governor has sent two private communications to the Senate since his inauguration as Governor of Ondo State on the 24th of February, 2017, in respect of confirmation of appointments from Ondo State.

“In the consideration of the governor’s requests, Senator Boroffice, despite the underlying differences, rallied his colleagues to support Governor Akeredolu’s position in the interest of the good people of Ondo State.

“Therefore, the suggestion that Senator Boroffice is not working for the uplifting of Ondo State is false and misleading,”‎ he said.

The Senator, however called on the National Leadership of the party to urgently intervene in the crisis plaguing the state chapter of the party.

According to him, “we cannot afford to sweep under the carpet issues polarizing the APC in Ondo State as we move into another round of congresses and general elections

“The governor has continues to erroneously lay claim to the ownership of the party. He continues to threaten other party leaders with threat of expulsion from the party

“The National Leadership of our great party cannot forget in a hurry the road we had to travel to reach where we are; it is our collective will and unity of purpose that have taken us this far. To destroy the legacy is to destroy the great bond that binds us together as members of the All Progressives Congress.

“It is our unshakable article of faith that moral justice is an armament of political and socio-economic progress. There can be no justice when someone appropriates our common wealth and violates our common law (APC Constitution, 2014 as amended) that binds us together.

“It is for this reason that His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari has called for reconciliation of leaders and resolutions of disputed issues. This is the wise road to travel and we cannot dissent. Therefore, Senator Boroffice wishes to express full confidence in the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led presidential committee. We fully support our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on this course.”


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