Ondo APC Primary Fallout: Senatorial Chairman Resigns


James Sowole in Akure

As a fallout of Saturday’s All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo State gubernatorial primary election, the Ondo Central Senatorial Chairman of the party, Mr. Gboyega Adedipe, resigned his position on Monday.

The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, confirmed the resignation of Adedipe, adding that the party official had returned all the party’s property in his care to the party secretariat in Akure, the state capital.

“I can confirm to you that Mr. Adedipe has resigned as the chairman of Ondo Central Senatorial District of the APC. He said he took the decision for peace to reign in the party and also for the progress of the party”, he said.

Though the senatorial chairman said he took the decision for peace to reign in the party, THISDAY gathered that he took the decision sequel to the emergence of Mr Rotimi Akeredolu as the candidate of the party for the governorship election scheduled for November 26.

Similarly, it was gathered that the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Isaac Kekemeke may soon take the same decision for the same reason.

The duo of Kekemeke and Adedipe were not in support of Akeredolu to be the party’s candidate. They were said to have supported Dr. Segun Abraham, which drew the ire of all other aspirants.

It was gathered that Kekemeke had removed his personal effects including his photographs from the secretariat of the party.

” All his photos on the walls of the secretariat have been removed. This means he has nothing to do with the secretariat again” a source said