Am­bode’s com­mis­sioner was PDP’S mole in our party – APC

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - Eniola Akinkuotu

The La­gos State chap­ter of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress says it had al­ways known that Gov­er­nor Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode’s com­mis­sioner, Wa­siu Oluwo, who de­fected to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party on Wed­nes­day, was a mole for the op­po­si­tion party.

The party’s po­si­tion was con­tained in a state­ment on Thurs­day by the state Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, Mr Joe Ig­bokwe.

It said Oluwo, who had since re­signed from his po­si­tion as the Com­mis­sioner for En­ergy and Min­eral Re­sources, was a traitor.

The party said the former com­mis­sioner who was an ally of former law­maker, Sen­a­tor Tokunbo Afikuy­omi, had gone with Afikuy­omi when the lat­ter dumped the party to pur­sue his failed gov­er­nor­ship bid in 2007.

It said when Afikuy­omi re­turned to the party, he and Oluwo were re­ab­sorbed into the APC and were given ap­point­ments un­der the former Gov­er­nor Ba­batunde Fashola.

It said rather than re­main loyal to the party for its mag­na­nim­ity, Oluwo de­cided to re­turn to his old ways.

The state­ment read in part, “It is nec­es­sary to put this in true con­text so as to dis­miss the false and capri­cious in­sin­u­a­tion that his res­ig­na­tion was in prin­ci­pled ob­jec­tion to the party’s last pri­maries. Far from it!

“he was only play­ing true to type, seek­ing as he had done in 2007 to reap from the pri­maries.

“he has fur­ther shown that he has been a mole of the PDP and has been work­ing to un­der­mine the APC. his exit is a sig­nal to other like minds who may wish to fol­low his trail.”

The party de­scribed Oluwo as an op­por­tunist who only used the APC to achieve his self­ish mo­tives.

Ac­cord­ing to the APC, the former com­mis­sioner at­tempted to in­stall his wife as a lo­cal gov­ern­ment chair­man by all means but was stopped by the party lead­er­ship.

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