– The Ondo state chapter of the APC has expelled two former governorship aspirants in the 2020 election
– Mrs Jumoke Anifowose and Dr Nath Adojutelegan, the expelled chieftains, contested the primaries but lost to Akeredolu
– Announcing their expulsion on Friday, June 4, the party’s spokesman said they were caught engaging in anti-party activities
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Akure, Ondo state – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state has expelled two of its former governorship aspirants, Mrs Jumoke Anifowose and Dr Nath Adojutelegan, The Nation has reported.
. gathers that Jumoke is the daughter of the first executive governor of the state, Pa Adekunle Ajasin.
Recall that the duo lost in the APC primaries for the 2020 governorship election to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Not satisfied with the outcome, they dragged the party to court asking for order to cancel the primaries.
However, the Supreme Court has thrown out their suits for lacking in merit.
According to Alex Kalejaiye, the APC spokesman in Ondo state, the former governorship aspirants were expelled for engaging in anti-party activities, bioreports reported.
Kalejaiye in a press briefing in Akure on Friday, June 4, said the party followed all laid down processes as spelt out in its constitution.
He said the national leadership would be communicated on the expulsion of the two former APC chieftains.
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In other news, Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo state, has reacted to viral reports that he was nursing plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking through his special assistant on media, John Paul Akinduro, on Wednesday, June 2, Mimiko stated clearly that partisan politics is not in his current agenda, adding that he is more interested in being instrumental in Nigeria’s rescue from destruction.
The former governor insisted that he remains a staunch and bonafide member of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), a “third force” party, and described the reports as a piece of fake news.
Meanwhile, Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, has claimed that some governors and other members of the PDP joined the APC because they are scared of the prosecution by the EFCC.
The governor made the allegation during an interview with newsmen at the Makurdi Airport while returning from a trip to Oyo state where he visited Governor Seyi Makinde to commission his projects.
He expressed confidence that the defections would not have any adverse effect on the fortunes of the opposition party.