Daily Post reports that a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Hon. Bola Ilori, had alleged that Bola Tinubu instructed them to join the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
Ilori said this on a political program on TVC.
Ilori reportedly said Tinubu took the decision due to Oyegun and Buhari’s highhandedness in handling party issues.
He was quoted as saying: “I don’t know APC before; it was Asiwaju Tinubu that said we should move to APC and we did.
“He has said AD is the option now; even if he said AA we won’t look back before we move to the party.
“All they are doing in the national headquarters of the party is anti-Tinubu policies.
“The same thing is happening in Kogi, Edo, Ogun and other parts of the country.
“Let Oyegun resign first and the problem of the party will be drastically reduced.”
Ilori said they don’t have an option but dump the party as they are not happy with what is going on.
He claimed that some people were committing evil using the name of President Buhari, wondering why the president was silent.
“Someone who keeps silent in a situation like this, it is either the person is a coward or confused,” Ilori added.
Tinubu had wanted Segun Abraham to become the party’s candidate, ahead of the November 26 governorship election in the state.
Rotimi Akeredolu somehow defeated Tinubu’s preferred candidate and was declared winner of the governorship primaries.
Ilori is an ardent supporter of another aspirant, Olusola Oke, who came third in the primary.
After he lost, Oke defected to AD with some of his supporters and he is expected to fly the flag of the party in the coming poll.
A former governorship aspirant under the APC, Gani Dauda, has been picked as his running mate for the governorship poll.