Ladoja’s Accord Party Disowns Dogara’s Aide
Ademola Babalola in Ibadan
The Oyo State chapter of Accord Party has denounced a former House of Representatives member, Dr Bukola Ajaja, who is presently serving as one of the aides of the current Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara.
In a statement signed by its state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Akeem Olatunji yesterday, Accord Party explained that Ajaja seized to be a member of the party when she lost a return ticket to Gbenga Adewusi in the build up to the 2015 elections.
Olatunji said Ajaja is currently serving in the All Progressives Congress (APC) government as one of the Special Assistants to Dogara.
“The party accused her and members of her group of deliberately attempting to cause confusion in Accord with a view to tarnishing the image and decimating the party so that her real party could have an easy ride in next year’s council elections.
“Ajaja on Monday claimed to be the leader of the APC agents who organised a kangaroo congress at Olubadan with the sole aim of decimating Accord as well as dragging the party’s name through the mud so that APC can have easy ride in the forthcoming local government elections.
“We wish to state categorically and inform members of the public and thousands of our members to be aware of the antics of these agents who have been heavily paid to cause confusion in the polity.
“Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Women from the Niger Delta yesterday continued their protest against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the freezing of the accounts of former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, saying she needed the money to attend to her failing health.
The women, who were clad in black attires, took to the streets of Port Harcourt in solidarity with Mrs. Jonathan.
They assembled at the premises of the anti-graft agency in old GRA, Port Harcourt, brandishing placards with various inscriptions condemning the action of the agency.
The women who came under the aegis of Voice of Niger Delta Women (VONDW) wondered why the anti-graft agency would be unleashed on the family of former President Goodluck Jonathan when he was not the only one that had served the country in that capacity.
One of them, Chief Rita Onwunali who spoke to journalists, said they were not against the anti-graft war but it should be done within the ambit of the law.
She said it was not proper for the anti-graft agency to unleash itself on the family of former president Jonathan over mere allegations.
She said the commission should unfreeze the account of wife of the former President so she could give herself the needed medical attention, adding that the money was for her medicare.
A similar protest was carried out in Lagos on Wednesday against the EFCC for the same reason.
Accord in Oyo State hereby salutes the courage and steadfastness of our teeming members who made sure that our various wards and local government chapters were not infiltrated.
“Accord Party led by Alhaji Wahab Oyelade from Ogbomoso zone is one indivisible entity as the impostors are only existing on paper and in the minds of their sponsors in APC,” Olatunji said.