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Some delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State have said they were ready to show some of the governorship aspirants that they are truly rogues at the July 20 governorship primary election.
The delegates who declared war on the aspirants for calling them rogue and untrusted party people said many of the aspirants were not in the APC when the party structure was formed.
Some aspirants who kicked against use of indirect mode of primaries for the Ondo APC primary said they could trust the party delegates if the indirect mode of primary is finally adopted.
They described the party delegates as ‘rogues’ who were ready to milk them dry.
But some of the delegates who spoke in a press statement issued in Akure and signed by Yemi Akinwande (Central) Muyiwa Olakunle (North) and Ayenuro James (South) said they were ready to show the aspirants that they are truly rogues.
They said some aspirants could still be swayed but for the unguarded statements from the aspirants.
“Their statement on us really shows the kind of leaders these aspirants will be if they are finally elected as candidate of our great party. We take exception to their name calling habit just as we are battle ready to show them that we are rogues
“Our party is for all comers. Many of them were not in the party when we emerged as delegates. We will not allow them to come into our house and rubbish our integrity
” In 2016, Olusola Oke defected from PDP to APC. He was not with us when we were forming the structure of the party. Yet, he participated in the primary election. Although, he lost but he had delegates who voted for him. They weren’t rogues then? They didn’t milk him dry then? Did he not camp delegates at different hotels and give them money?
“We are not bothered with the name calling. Whether they trust us or not is their own headache. We will continue to pursue what is best for our party. They did not just call us names; they have already made efforts to make sure we are illegally removed. But God is not man. They have been disappointed. “