A Second Republic house of assembly member, Chief Titilade Awakan, has dissociated himself from the purported state congress held by factions loyal to former governor Rashidi Ladoja and Chief Michael Koleoso in the African Democratic Congress, ADC.
Awakan, who is Koleoso’s close political associate described the congress by the duo as illegal, unconstitutional, adding that he will have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
Crisis had started earlier this week when, after major stakeholders had decided to postpone the planned congress indefinitely, Ladoja and Koleoso came up with names of their loyalists as state executives of the party.
In a chat with an online medium- sunrisebulletin.com, Awakan, who hails from Okaka in Itesiwaju local government, noted that none of the elders in Oke Ogun, particularly those of them in the Koleosho camp were consulted before the supposed state congress was held.
He stressed that what birthed the now infamous congress was only known to Ladoja and Koleoso.
According to him, “I align myself with the demands of the Unity forum whose primary objective is to seek a fair, equitable and just party, traits which the Ladoja and Kolesho factions have so brazenly shown disdain for through the promotion of impunity, imposition and illegality with total disregard for the rule of law, as exemplified by the illegal congress recently conducted by the group”.
OYO INSIGHT had yesterday reported how a loyalist of Ladoja, Barr Bayo Lawal, berated Ladoja and Koleoso for the purported congress.
Members of the the Unity Forum, a breakaway faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who joined the ADC, and who are in the majority have given 72 hours ultimatum, to the National Working committee of ADC to review the the state congress