The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South West, over the endorsement of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Deputy National Chairman South of the party has continued to fester, as the Ekiti state chapter of the party, as well as a faction in Oyo state have rejected both Ajimobi’s nomination and the reconciliation committee he set up in the zone.
While the Ekiti state chapter of the party has distanced itself from the nomination of the former governor, while seeking a court order to stop him, Ajimobi’s former appointees and elected officials during his administration in Oyo State, have described the recently announced reconciliation committee headed by a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, as dead on arrival.
The group, in a statement after its emergency meeting at Igbeti area of Oyo State, wondered how a culprit would become a judge in his own case.
In a communiqué signed by the deputy coordinator of the group, Mr Wasiu Olatunbosun Akaejo, the group explained that Ajimobi and virtually every member of the said committee played significant roles in the events leading to the present crisis bedevilling the party in the state.
The APC reformers maintained that Ajimobi lacks the moral justification to call for any reconciliation, adding that, the former governor has the habit of use-and-dump and loves politics of deceits and self-centeredness, and therefore, warned members whose names are included in the committee to learn from others who had been victims of the former governor’s antics of deceit.