A youth group in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State , APC Youth for Justice, has called on the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to take Governor Abiola Ajimobi to Lagos State and rehabilitate him.
In a statement released in Ibadan on Monday and signed by the secretary to the group, Mr Yemi Akintola, the group stated that it was disturbed by recent actions of Asiwaju Tinubu which suggest that he cherishes his personal and business relationship with Senator Ajimobi more than the values of justice and equity for which he has been known.
The group said the report that Asiwaju Tinubu had threatened the national leadership of the APC that he would decamp from the party if Senator Ajimobi loses control of the party and his latest call on aggrieved members of the party in Oyo State to cooperate with Governor Ajimobi are confirmations that Asiwaju Tinubu no longer cares about the opinion of majority members of the party.
The group stated that the APC has lost a lot of followers due to the preference of Governor Ajimobi for members of his campaign team, SENACO, at the expense of majority members of the party who toiled day and night for the party to get to power in the state.
“As leader of the party, we would have thought it is the future of the party that should matter to Asiwaju Tinubu and not personal or business relationship with Governor Ajimobi”, the statement argued.
The group stated that since it is open knowledge that Ajimobi has become a liability to the future of APC in the state, Asiwaju should take him to Lagos and give him a senatorial ticket because his senatorial aspiration in Oyo State is dead on arrival.
“We implore Asiwaju Tinubu to take Senator Ajimobi to Lagos State to pursue his senatorial ambition. Every discerning mind knows that having Ajimobi on our candidates’ list in next year’s election is a death knell for our party at the poll.”