The All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo has fired back at the Senator representing the Northern senatorial district state over his statement accusing Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of polarizing the party.
The party in a statement by its Director of Media and Publicity in the state, Steve otaloro said Boroffice’s allegations are untrue as governor does not in any way intervene in the affairs of the party which is solely done by its leadership led by Engr. Ade Adetimehin.
Otaloro said it is the sheer figment of Borofice’s imagination to have claimed that people are leaving APC when politicians are defecting to the party in droves everyday to the point that ‘the entire party fabrics of the opposition in the state has more or less collapsed into the ruling party.’
While stressing that Olusola Oke SAN disclosed at the unification rally held by APC in Akure recently that if not for the magnanimity of Akeredolu, his return to party would not have been possible.
“The National Chairman of our party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun also confirmed this stance of the governor on ensuring unity amongst the party members when he commended him (Arakunrin Akeredolu) at the unification rally in Akure to mark his first year in office on his home-grown reconciliatory efforts of unifying all interests groups within the party in the state.” Otaloro said
He added that it is no longer a secret that Borofice is not only currently sponsoring meetings against the APC but already on his way out of the party.
“It would baffle any member of the party in the state to hear Borofice claiming to have worked tirelessly for the governor to win the election when he never at anytime appeared at the electioneering campaigns of the governor.”
“This is a senator who is at National Assembly on the platform of APC, yet he’s fighting the governor and the party chairman in the state, Engr Ade Adetimehin as well as contravening the decision of the National leadership of the party led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. One wonders what he really wants.”
It beats one’s imagination if Senator Borofice could be referring to the governor as a controversial candidate after one year in office and still claims to have worked tirelessly and voted for him. It also remains irreconcilable why Borofice who sent a congratulatory message to the governor through the media after his victory at the poll did not attend the inauguration ceremony of the governor.
“At this point, I think it is expedient to ask Borofice to swear by the God he serves that he truly worked and voted for Arakunrin Akeredolu at the poll.” Part of the statement reads
He said Boroffice knows he has a slim chance of winning the next primaries to return to the senate for the third time due to ‘his depleting popularity among the people of the northern senatorial district.’
“It is ironic that Borofice who has been docile in his legislative duties and trifled away six good years playing mere politics due to his personal ambition could be criticising a governor who has creditably performed very well in his first year in office to the delight of the people of the state.” Otaloro added