Ondo APC members to support AA, PDP candidates

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Peter Dada

As a fallout of the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, there are indications that members of the party might support opposition Peoples Democratic Party and Action Alliance candidates in the 2019 elections.

SUNDAY PUNCH gathered on Friday that as a result of the leadership crisis in the party, some aggrieved members of the APC had dumped and defected to the AA and the PDP and some other opposition parties. Thereafter, the defectors were offered tickets to contest for various positions.

Some of the defectors were former senator in the state, Ayo Akinyelure, and senatorial aspirants of the APC, Dr. Tunji Abayomi and Dr. Olatunji Fedar.

Abayomi and Fedar were said to have dumped the APC when the National Working Committee of the party gave automatic senatorial tickets to the serving senators in the state.

A source in the APC told SUNDAY PUNCH that a number of chieftains of the APC were already working for the PDP and AA’s candidates ahead the forthcoming elections.

The source said, “Our members will not work for any APC candidates in the election, particularly Senators Ajayi Boroffice and Yele Omogunwa. We all know that the two senators are not loyal party members, so, let them go and work for themselves.

“It was the injustice in the APC that pushed Abayomi and Fedar and some others out of the party. With that, how do you expect us to work for the APC candidates in the election? We will only work for President Buhari’s election and some of our loyal candidates. But our members who are now in AA, PDP and other parties will have our support.”

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However, the chairman of the APC in Ondo State, Mr Ade Adetimehin, said no member of the party could involve in anti-party activities before and during the forthcoming elections.

“There won’t be anti-party activities during the election, we have been appealing to our members to  be united. The crisis is over and we are preparing for the election and I want to tell you that victory is ours,” he said.

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