Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo State Governor on Political Affairs, Otito Atikase, has accused the Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of being behind the suspension of Rotimi Akeredolu.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC had reportedly suspended the governor for engaging in anti-party activities after issuing him query.
Akeredolu, however, denied being suspended or issued any query by the APC leadership.
In a statement on Sunday, the governor’s aide accused Oshiomhole and Tinubu of using Akeredolu as an opportunity cost for an alleged secret expansionist agenda they are purportedly pursuing.
“Akeredolu is a principled man who does not play politics with anything goes,” Atikase said.
“He will not allow anything that is not right to be done. Tinubu and Oshiomhole should not rule the party for their expansionist and narrow agenda.
“All I can see is the aftermath of the defeat Tinubu suffered when he sponsored Alliance for Democracy, AD, against Akeredolu in 2016.
“What disciplinary action did the party put in place? Oshiomhole, on the other hand, wanted his candidate to be picked after him in Edo but Akeredolu supported the man on seat-Obaseki. Adams was very angry so he became Chairman of the party to witch-hunt our Governor.
“All I know is that Ondo people will determine who governs them. The God who brought Akeredolu to governance is not dead but reigns supreme over them.”