APC crisis worsens as police take over party secretariat

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Following the crisis rocking the All Progressives
Congress (APC) in Ondo state, security operatives
have sealed the premises of the party’s secretariat.

Security operatives were deployed to the party’s
secretariat on Wednesday, August 17, following
protests by some aggrieved party members over
the alleged imposition of a governorship candidate
by Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party,
Premium Times reports.
The aggrieved members had on Tuesday driven
away party officials from the secretariat and
announced the sack of the chairman, Isaacs
Kekemeke, after which they locked the gate of the
secretariat.

Police take over APC secretariat Ondo state
Some loyalists of the sacked chairman led by one
Amoda Bello, stormed the secretariat on
Wednesday, to break open the gates.

The police officers arrived at the secretariat
alongside a detachment of operatives of Nigerian
Security and Civil Defence Corps and took charge.
Speaking on the incident, Bello said no group has
the right to lock up the secretariat of the party.
He described the action of the aggrieved group as
illegal, asking them to channel their grievances
through the appropriate quarters.
Also reacting, the APC state secretary, Rahman
Rotimi, condemned the action of members who
locked the party state secretariat on Tuesday.
According to him, nobody had the right to lock the
party secretariat as it is the symbol of the party.

He added that there was bound to be differences
among members of a political party like APC, but it
could be resolved.
The APC governorship primaries in the state is
slated for August 27. However, there was
pandemonium at the party’s secretariat on
Tuesday as some party members protested the
rumoured endorsement of one of the aspirants,
Olusegun Abraham, by the national leader of the
party, Tinubu.
One of the governorship aspirants, Dr Tunji
Abayomi, said Tinubu was responsible for the
crisis .

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