Ondo State gubernatorial election: APC lifts suspension of lawmakers

Ondo State gubernatorial election: APC lifts suspension of lawmakers

• Calls for unity ahead of elections
• He said Ayedatiwa and Oke reconciliation auspicious sign ahead of elections

The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it has lifted the suspension of some of its members suspected of anti-party activities.

Chairman of the party in the state, Ade Adetimehin, said the lifting of the suspension was with immediate effect, adding that the move was to ensure the party remained united and not divided ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial election in the state.

Adetimehin, who spoke at the weekend in Akure, the state capital, called on affected members of the party to shun anti-party activities and join forces with the party in the run-up to the elections.

The chairman of the party assured the people of the state that the APC administration is always ready to tackle challenges facing the state and the country at large, describing the recent reconciliation between Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa and Olusola Oke (SAN) as one of the great achievements in the political history of the party.

Adetimein commended Oke for his maturity, stressing that the one-time APC candidate’s action demonstrates his genuine love for the party and his determination to tear down his own political system for the development of the APC in the state in particular.

He, however, assured that all Oke’s supporters would be treated fairly, saying they were all APC members.

He also urged other disgruntled members and candidates to follow Oke’s example and put the party above their own interests, saying such action would strengthen the party’s unity and cohesion.

It would be fresh to recall that Governor Aiyedatiwa was elected as the party’s flag bearer in the April 20 gubernatorial primary election, leading to some disgruntled candidates in the party who opposed the election being suspended from their respective constituencies.

Also, 61 members from Akoko South West and Akoko South East Local Councils in the state were suspended by the party last year for their alleged involvement in the party’s dismal performance in the 2023 general elections.

Source: guardian.ng

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