Ex Oyo APC Deputy Chairman, Alimi Accuses Fayemi Of Deepening Crisis, Says Akala Aims To Hijack Party
By Henry Odeh
A one time deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Alhaji Isiaka Alimi, has accused Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State of worsening the crisis in the party in Oyo State.
The party chieftain in a statement in Ibadan on Wednesday (today) said the party was gradually returning to peace after the Abuja Peace meeting but Fayemi’s introduction of extraneous consideration at the meeting held at his residence has worsened the crisis.
He said the attempt to handover the APC to PDP elements by Governor Fayemi will not only fail but ferments bad omen for the APC nationally.
“If you look at the people who he wants to hand over the party to like Otunba Alao Akala, Teslim Folarin, they are all PDP elements. They have no progressive credentials. Why will he do that?
“There is no provision for the position of leader in the constitution of APC. How can you impose an illegality on a political party?.
“Where there is no governor, the party chairman is the leader of the party. We are suspicious of the secret agenda that is driving this imposition of a leader. It is illegal and will only make the case of the party worse. Let Otunba Akala be leader to the people coming with him into the party. He cannot be leader to the people he met in the party.
“He was PDP governor not a progressives governor. Since 2007, we have defeated him at every election in 2011, 2015 and 2015. So what is he bringing that qualifies him to be a leader?. They only want to hijack the APC for the PDP”.
Alhaji Alimi calls on the national leadership of the APC to call Governor Fayemi to order so that he does not further destabilise the party the way he has destabilised the party in Ekiti State.
“We cherish our progressives’ credentials and that is why we are comfortable with President Muhammadu Buhari. The attempt to hand over the APC to conservative elements will not work. Unfortunately, it has only worsened the crisis in the state chapter of APC”,he concluded.