A chieftain of the All Progressives Party APC in Oyo state , Chief Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has said that the former Governor of the state Senator Abiola Ajimobi should step down as a leader of the party and allowed the younger element to take over for peace and unity
Adeduntan who served ad commissioner for health under the Abiola Ajimobi led administration said Apc in oyo state is fragmental and fracture and there is need for genuine reconciliation.
“We must tell ourselves the truth, truth is bitter, we must be ready to face the reality and resolve crisis in the party if we truly want to move forward.” He said while featuring on a radio program in Ibadan
“ The party is in trouble and If APC want to remain till 2023, we must go back to the grassroot, resolve all and allow internal democracy to reign without imposition.
Speaking on the loss on the loss of 2019 election in the state, the Otun Bashorun of Ibadanland said “ The election was lost the day the party’s candidate Adebayo Adelabu was imposed as the gubernatorial candidate of the state
Adeduntan who was also a gubernatorial aspirant in the party said” Ajimobi fooled some of them with a promise that he would support their ambition and make them the party’s candidate not knowing that he had another plan
He maintained further that Oloye Bayo Adelabu is baseless Arrogant and his arrogance led to the failure of the party in 2019 and he must come down if he want to go far to continue
When I notice the alliance of Seyi Makinde with Ladoja and others, I called him 48hrs to the election but he believed that Ajimobi alone cannot make him the governor, I don’t know where he got the confidence from?
While clearing hear on his ambition, Adeduntan said “My governorship ambition is not a matter of life and death because it is decided by God, they betrayed me and Adelabu betrayed himself.”
Reacting to the allegation that he betrayed the party because he congratulated Engineer Seyi Makinde, who defeated APC candidate during the election,Adeduntan said ” I didn’t betray anybody, i congratulated Makinde because he won the election, he is my brother, just like Ajimobi from Oja Oba in Ibadan and if Adelabu had won, i will do the same”