Wife of the immediate past Governor of Oyo state, Mrs Florence Ajimobi and the acting Chairman of the party, Chief Akintola Oke, have been accused by a group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State of hijacking the party structure.
The group, the Concerned APC Stakeholders alleged that the party structure has been hijacked by the duo of Mrs Ajimobi and the acting Chairman of the party, Chief Akintola Oke. The group stated that Mrs Ajimobi and Chief Oke are claiming to have the support of some powerful people at the federal level.
Chairman of the group, Mr. Olusoji Adelana made this known while addressing journalists on Monday. He explained that what happened during the time of late Ajimobi where many people left the party is repeating itself once again in the party.
According to him, he said there are different groups within the Oyo APC. The three noticeable groups are: Teslim Folarin and Alao-Akala, Mrs. Ajimobi and Baba Oke and Uniity Group where we have Adeseun, Deolu Akande, Soji Akanbi and others, while the Minister of Youth and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare is said to be seeking unity among the tendencies.
“For peace to reign, the unity group decided to work with the Ajimobi and Baba Oke camp, but Mrs. Ajimobi has hijacked the party’s structure. A reconciliatory meeting held with Baba Oke on Sunday night was deadlocked as the acting Chairman refused to shift grounds on the order of the former First Lady.
“So, the problem that occurred during the time of her husband is repeating itself. It was due to this that made President Buhari to lose Oyo State in the Presidential election. APC also woefully lost gubernatorial election to Seyi Makinde.
“She and Baba Oke have used their powerful relations in Kano and Abuja to outsmart other camps, and this is not good for the future of the party.
“Mrs. Ajimobi said that she has zoned the positions and no one can change it. This is inimical to the progress of the party. We are saying that we should work in harmony to fight the common enemy which is PDP.
“I am using this medium to call on the national eadership of the party to call Mrs. Ajimobi to order so as not to destroy the party as the husband did in his time.
“APC called a stakeholders meeting today, how many people went there? Only few, because the structure of the party has been hijacked.”