Peter Dada, Akure
The newly inaugurated governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has declared that there was no place for disloyal party members in his government.
Akeredolu, who was inaugurated as the executive governor of Ondo State, together with his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, on Friday, alleged that some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress in the state worked for another party during the last governorship election.
The governor stated this at the dinner organised for him in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Friday, after his inauguration.
He specifically alleged that a serving senator representing a senatorial district in the state worked against the APC in the last governorship election.
Though he did not mention the name of the alleged senator but he demanded that the concerned senator should reapply to the party if he still wished to be an active member of the APC in the state.
He said, “A senator that won his seat on the platform of the APC chose to openly work for the Alliance for Democracy during the last governorship election. He later paid for a congratulatory advert for me in the newspaper; it looks strange to me. This is someone that didn’t even call to congratulate me.
“Tell the senator he is not a member of the APC. Everyone involved in anti-party activities can’t come back through the back door, they would have to go back to their various wards to reapply for APC membership cards and apologise openly. They should also do the needful.”
He commended the Deputy Chairman of the Ondo State APC, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, and some other chieftains of the party for their efforts towards ensuring that the APC won the election.
Meanwhile, at a thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew Anglican Church, Owo, on Sunday, Akeredolu promised not to disappoint the people of the state by serving them better and record more successes and achievements in the state.
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