APC Crisis Deepens as State Working Committee Removes Chairman

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By James Sowole

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state on Saturday deepened as the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party in the state removed the state Chairman, Hon. Isaacs Kekemeke.

The SWC, which addressed a news conference after the end of its meeting subsequently appointed the State Vice Chairman, Mr Ade Adetimehin as the Acting Chairman.

The SWC accused Kekemeke of supporting and promoting one of the governorship aspirants ahead the August 27 primary of the party.

The aggrieved SWC members said more than the required two-third members of the committee voted in support of Kekemeke’s removal.

They alleged that Kekemeke had concluded all arrangements to coerce party leaders and the delegates for the primary to support the candidature of one of the aspirants,
Dr. Segun Abraham, who they claimed is the anointed candidate of the national leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu.

However, the National Vice Chairman of the party in the South-West, Chief Pius Akinyelure, described the removal of the state chairman as a huge joke.

Akinyelure explained that the aggrieved members have no right to remove the State Chairman of the party describing the purported removal as null and void and of no consequence

He said the aggrieved members were engaging in anti-party activities and would soon be brought to book at the appropriate time.