A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, has insisted that the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is the cause of the crisis within the state chapter of the party.
Abayomi accused Tinubu of trying to impose another governorship aspirant, Dr. Segun Abraham on the party, which he said had divided the party ahead of its primary coming up next week.
This was contained in a letter he addressed to Tinubu on Tuesday.
Tinubu was alleged to have invited all the party leaders in the state to Lagos, where he allegedly directed them to ensure his anointed candidate, Abraham, won the primary.
Abayomi had last week written to Tinubu warning to stop interfering in the state governorship elections and also accusing him of anointing a candidate.
The new letter was titled, “Tonic of democracy is the right of the people to choose their leaders. No: 2.
The letter read, “I maintain, based on the reliable information of the attendees, that your meeting with the party leaders go beyond mere a ‘meeting’ or ‘assembly and talk’ as observed in your letter. You told them who the candidate of the party would be and directed them to work for him assuring them of your financial support.
“I maintain that considering that all the aspirants had all been subjected to the same processes, including serious conditional payments, it would have been expected that as a national leader of the APC and especially as you have severally assured many aspirants who came to you, that the party would guarantee to all, equal protection in the process, you should have refrained from directing the party to support an aspirant.
“Your summoning of party officials to a meeting and your instruction to them to support one aspirant, in my humble view, violated the right to fairness. It amounted to undue influence to unjustly favour an aspirant.
“Perhaps, I need to add that the confusion in the APC in Ondo State at the moment, like it was in the ACN in 2012, emanated from the unfair directive you gave to the party on July 31, 2016.”
The APC aspirant urged the national leader to allow the party to conduct a credible primary.
Members of the Ondo APC on Tuesday had ‘impeached’ its chairman, Isaacs Kekemeke, claiming that he was planning to impose an aspirant on the party.