The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has assured one of its leaders, Chief Olusola Oke, SAN, and his followers that the party and the government of the state hold him in very high esteem and will continue to give him his due honour and regards.
Reacting to a claim by the Senior Advocate of Nigeria and his supporters that they had suffered humiliation and rejection in the party, the party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary in the state, Alex Kalejaye, said they received the report with a sense of disbelief.
Assuring Chief Oke that he is well respected by the governor, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and the State Secretariat of the APC, because he is a person of a notable personality with vast political experience, Kalejaye said,
“as a colleague in the legal profession, the governor regards Chief Oke as a worthy partner in the quest for the political and economic emancipation of Ondo State.
“It is expedient to state in crystal clear language, that the two leaders are both eager to see the development of the Sunshine State, and are mostly in touch, particularly, on matters that border on the wellbeing of the party and the state.
“At the level of the party, the State Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, has always displayed profound respect and appreciation for the political exploits and professional attainment of Chief Oke.
“Adetimehin believes very strongly that the fortune of APC in Ondo State would be greatly enhanced with the political experience of Chief Oke as well as his followers at the party’s disposal.
“This is readily explained by the quick response and visit to Chief Oke’s country home in Okitipupa, by the State Working Committee, led by Engr. Ade Adetimehin, to encourage him over the loss of his elder brother recently.
“We want to appeal that Chief Oke and his followers exercise some patience while the leader of the party in the state and our dear governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, looks into some of the issues raised, with a view to addressing them.
“The party needs all leaders and faithful to work together, in order to strengthen the party in the state, and ensure a resounding victory for President Muhammadu Buhari, and other party candidates in the 2019 general elections,” the APC said.