….Condemns attempts to undermine democratic process

The Ondo Peoples Assembly (OPA), has called for sanction of Senator Jimoh Ibrahim and some supporters of Chief Olusola Oke by the national body of the All Progressive Congress (APC), for constantly attacking Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State.

The attacks, according to the group, followed the recently held governorship primary election of the party in the State.

OPA, in statement signed by its convener, Comrade Olufemi Lawson, noted that the people of Ondo State are not pleased with the continued attacks on the governor.

The statement reads in parts:”We vehemently condemns the continued attempts to undermine the democratic process and instigate crisis following the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary.

“It is with deep dismay that we address the sustained attacks on the personality of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa by Senator Jimoh Ibrahim and some supporters of Chief Olusola Oke, who were among the losers of the primary.

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“The people of Ondo State are deeply displeased by the relentless efforts to discredit Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa and the process, which has been adjudged by the APC and observers of the process, as free, fir and credible.

“It is indisputable, that Governor Aiyedatiwa emerged as the winner of the primary through a transparent and democratic process. It is therefore unacceptable that individuals would seek to undermine the will of the people and disrupt the peace and stability of our state.

“We commend the other aspirants who participated in the contest for their sportsmanship and for conceding victory to Governor Aiyedatiwa. Their exemplary behavior is a testament to their commitment to the democratic ideals that we hold dear.

“We hereby call upon the leadership of the APC to take immediate and decisive action against Senator Jimoh Ibrahim for continuously publicly attacking the party, disrespecting the office of the governor of Ondo State, and undermining a democratic process conducted by the party. His actions are not only detrimental to the party but also to the entire state.

“It is evident that Senator Ibrahim is working with some desperate politicians in the opposition political party to distract the APC’s preparations for the Ondo State November 2024 governorship election, mirroring a role he previously played in 2016 while he was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“We reaffirm that Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa remains the incontrovertible choice and candidate of the people for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State. We urge all well-meaning citizens to rally behind him as we strive to move our dear state forward,” the statement concluded.