MEMBERS of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun have been blaming leaders of the party, particularly those in the IleriOluwa camp of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the party’s defeat in the July 16 gubernatorial election.
Some of the party members have also taken to social media to lay curses on the leaders for their role in the electoral defeat.
Osun Defender had reported that Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the People Democratic Party (PDP), emerged the winner of the July 16 governorship election after polling 403,371 votes to defeat the incumbent governor who recorded 375,027 votes.
The APC members in viral WhatsApp audio messages accused the party leaders of deceiving the governor and blindfolded him to reality for their own personal gain.
In some of the audios, the APC members accused the Senator representing Osun Central, Ajibola Basiru, of causing the downfall of the party in the last election through ‘his ego’.
One of the aggrieved APC members, Solomon Kolawole, who described Basiru as an arrogant man, laid curse on those who contributed to the defeat of the party.
Kolawole also accused the party State Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, of destroying the party with his alleged nonchalant attitude.
He said, “Ajibola Basiru is the one that caused the downfall of the party in Osun. SRJ that didn’t do anything in Olorunda and Osogbo was chosen has the campaign Director General.
“The Party Chairman did not also do anything to manage the party. The only thing he knows is to sleep and collect money. He turned his house to party office and left the party secretariat a graveyard. He doesn’t care about the party and it showed during the last election.
“All the APC leaders who collected Oyetola’s money and didn’t deliver will never rise again. Ajibola Basiru is the one Osogbo people are angry with, not Oyetola.
“Any of the leaders who plan to decamp to the opposition party after this defeat will be doomed by God’s grace”.
In another audio, a member of the party, Segun Adegbite, said Oyetola should be blamed for the defeat, adding that he is the one who surrounded himself with paperweight politicians.
Adegbite said, “Our governor also has his own fault. I am ashamed of him. As wise as he his, he is daft when it comes to politics. He surrounds himself with people who can’t even win their own election. Ajibola Famurewa, Folorunso Bamisayemi, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye and the likes are people who can’t even win in their own domain. Unfortunately, these are the people cutting shorts in Oyetola’s administration.