There are reports that the All Progressives Congress(APC) may have begun moves to investigate allegations of anti-party activities against the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and some of the party members believed to be loyal to him. Party sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told PUNCH that they have evidence that Tinubu is backing the Ondo State Alliance for Democracy(AD) governorship candidate Chief Olusola Oke who defected from APC following his loss to Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN. The sources claim that the party leader had released funds for Oke’s campaign.
The Publicity Secretary of APC in Ondo State, Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, said some members loyal to Tinubu have been found to be involved in some activities against the party lately. Adesanya said, “We have yet to confirm if our National Leader is involved in anti-party activities but we will investigate; we are very sure that some of his boys here are involved in anti-party activities but when it is time, appropriate action would be meted to them. Anti-party action is a serious offence in any political party and in our own party, total expulsion is the penalty.”
Meanwhile Oke says he has sold his credentials to Tinubu and national leaders of other political parties. According to him, “Because of the status and personality of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, we are duty bound as politicians to sell the dossier and credentials of capacity and experience to him and all the leaders of political parties and hope that they would give support to progressive ideas that can develop the people and lead to the growth of our state when they see these ideas.”