The Oyo State APC Reformers has frowned at the statement credited to the outgoing first lady of the state Chief (Mrs) Florence Ajimobi that “the only thing the party needs to win the 2023 election is unalloyed loyalty to leaders.”
A press release issued by the Acting Secretary of the group, Mr Sulaimon Ramon indicated that what the party needs to win the 2023 election is not loyalty to leaders but “loyalty to Nigeria constitution, loyalty to the party and loyalty to the party’s constitution along with a brand new party executive that will emerge through the constitution and also spearhead the loyalties while subjecting herself to the supremacy of the party’s constitution.”
“The blind loyalty given to Governor Ajimobi made him to become unquestionable and a totalitarian leader which has started manifesting its attendant consequences.
“The state chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke has also been advised to retire peacefully and quit politics honourably by May 29th. This is because he has succeeded in returning the power to PDP in an avoidable and woeful manner.”
The Reformers were reacting to the statement credited to the party chairman last week inviting those who left the party for reconciliation.
The press release stated that “Chief Akin Oke was a principal part of the problem. So he can not be the solution or part of the reconciliation process. He surrendered the party to the manipulation of Ajimobi. Under his watch, all party executives and candidates for elections were manipulated and imposed. Under his eyes, the government did not conduct local government elections for over seven years. Under his watch, loyal party members were tortured and kept out of government. Under his watch, Oyo became the only South West state out of our great party’s control.”