The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Honorable Isaac Omodewu, has described the call for the dissolution of all executive committees of the Party as mere wishful thinking of some bad political players whose knowledge of constitutional democracy cannot stand the test of time.
Omodewu was apparently reacting to a statement credited to a former federal lawmaker, Senator Ayoade Adeseun, who was quoted to have said on a live radio interview program monitored in Ibadan at the weekend that there were plans to replaced the current executive committees of the APC in Oyo state with Interim Committee as a prelude to repositioning of the party.
In a statement issued on Saturday and made available to journalists in Ibadan, Hon. Omodewu regretted that Sen. Adeseun threw caution into the wind again while appearing on a live radio interview in a similar way he and his ilks did to precipitate needless crisis in the political space in the state on several occasions in the past. Funny enough, the man (Adeseun) is not a member of the APC at the moment as he worked assiduously for his party (Accord) in the recently concluded general election.
“We can recall that Sen. Adeseun emboldened others to reject all efforts made to placate them to remain in the APC following their disappointment at the end of the party primary conducted to pick candidates for the 2023 general elections. He gave them false hope about using another party to win election but at the end of the day, many people were made to waste collosal resources only for most of them to end up working for Gov. Seyi Makinde of the PDP even when their own Accord fielded candidates in the same election.
“Adeseun is only doing what he knows how to do best in the field of politics but he should be reminded that nature has its way of rewarding people. If an individual has been a member of about seven different political parties in the last 15 years and he is now making funny claims on air, he should blame himself if the old and young ones now see him as a confused clown.
“Immediately after the 2019 general election, Adeseun was everywhere telling the whole world how he was cheated in the PDP by Gov. Makinde and his narration was similar to what claimed led him to leave the same PDP for ACN in 2010 when he sought to wreck his kinsman (late Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala) but he failed. He then then left the ACN for the PDP in 2014 because he felt a need to wrestle power from late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi. What an unstable and controversial man he is.
“The current APC executive committees are products of legitimate congress and there is no place for fiat in our democracy that would empower the likes of Sen. Adeseun to order the dissolution of party executive committees even reasonable people would like to ask in what capacity he acted when he made the obnoxious remarks on radio. Adeseun, in his naivety, should have also asked for the sack of the executive committees in all the states where APC lost the governorship election or rather ask all those who won, in the 2023 election, on the platform of Oyo APC to vacate their office.
“As far as we are concerned, we have our eyes on the ball and we will not leave any stone unturned to ensure that all aggrieved members who left our party in 2022 and new members from other political parties are attracted to Oyo APC. Our efforts have yielded positive results. Oyo APC remains a party to beat and recently we received gubernatorial candidate of Labour Party, Alh. Tawfiq Akinwale, and that of Action Peoples Party, Alh. Kazeem Ayandoye as well as their numerous supporters into the APC while many of those who left in 2022 have also returned”. Omodewu stated.