APC Will Win Ondo With Or Without Tinubu’s Support – Abayomi | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


APC Will Win Ondo With Or Without Tinubu’s Support – Abayomi

Posted: Sep 28, 2016 at 3:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Temidayo Akinsuyi


A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, on Tuesday said the party will win the November 26 governorship election in the state with or without the support of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party.
He also faulted Tinubu over his call for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
“It is the people of the state that would decide the election, not Tinubu. The APC will win whether he decides to support us or not. He is not God” he said.
Abayomi who spoke with Independent on Tuesday said Tinubu was wrong to have asked the national chairman to resign because the National Working Committee of the party upheld the result of the primary of the party held on September 3, 2016 in Akure .
A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), defeated Dr. Olusegun Abraham, who was a preferred candidate of Senator Tinubu and 22 other governorship aspirants of the party in the primary.
He said, ” For calling for the resignation of the chairman, I think Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is very wrong because he is not a member of the National Working Committee and he cannot speak for the NWC. He did not participate in the entire process and whatever information he has must have been given to him by his agents.
“We heard it that there was no vote casting among the NWC members before they took the decision over the matter contrary to his allegation in his letter to the chairman, and also the position of the party was that there was no vote casting, I expect Asiwaju as a leader of the party to give credit to the vital opinions on the primary.”
“I am personally disappointed that Asiwaju would be determined in his action, that a primary that he promised would be free from undue influence, should be voided by all means, I think he was wrong ” he said.