One of the governorship aspirants in Ondo State, under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tunji Abayomi, has accused the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, of causing trouble in the party.
He said this following allegations that Tinubu ordered Ondo APC chieftains to help a particular governorship aspirant, Segun Abraham win in the upcoming primaries.
Abayomi also told the APC leader not to repeat the same mistake he made in 2012 by selecting Chief Rotimi Akeredolu as his anointed candidate.
The APC governorship aspirant, in a letter to Tinubu, said “I maintain, based on the reliable information of the attendees, that your meeting with the party leaders go beyond mere a ‘meeting’ or ‘assembly and talk’ as observed in your letter. You told them who the candidate of the party would be and directed them to work for him assuring them of your financial support.
“I maintain that considering that all the aspirants had all been subjected to the same processes, including serious conditional payments, it would have been expected that as a national leader of the APC, and especially as you have severally assured many aspirants who came to you, that the party would guarantee to all, equal protection in the process, you should have refrained from directing the party to support an aspirant.
“Your summoning of party officials to a meeting and your instruction to them to support one aspirant, in my humble view, violated the right to fairness. It amounted to undue influence to unjustly favour an aspirant.
“Perhaps, I need to add that the confusion in the APC in Ondo State at the moment, like it was in the ACN in 2012, emanated from the unfair directive you gave to the party on July 31, 2016.”
it will be recalled that the Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperative Services in Ondo State, Mrs Yetunde Adeyanju, on August 15, 2016, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).