The All Progressives Congress, APC’s leadership, in Ondo State, has denied all allegations leveled against its Chairman Engr Ade Adetimehin by a member of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Olugbenga Omole.
Omole had allegedly been going about the state making baseless accusations against the Chairman, in contradiction to the party’s code of conduct.
The party, in a statement made available to NigeriaCheck Newspaper by its Director, Media & Publicity, Steve Otaloro, on Sunday, stated that his moves are politically motivated and aimed at tarnishing the reputation of its leadership.
It insisted that its Chairman Engr Ade Adetimehin has conducted himself with utmost professionalism and integrity in his dealings with all members.
It further noted that the Chairman has always acted in the best interest of the party and its members, adding that his commitment to ensuring electoral victories for the party is unwavering.
“Our party and its leadership have endured months of opprobrium from Hon. Olugbenga Omole with consistent disparaging remarks about our political party and the party chairman following his loss in the party primary to re-elect him as a member of the state House of Assembly.
“We do not condone or support any form of verbal abuse or unprofessional behavior from our party members, more so from a legislature, regardless of the circumstances.
“While we understand that losing an election and consequently being suspended by your ward from the party can be disappointing and frustrating, all members need to uphold the values of our party, including respect for the party leadership. We urge Olugbenga Omole and all members to channel their grievances through the appropriate channels and engage in constructive dialogue to address genuine concerns.
“As a party, we remain committed to upholding the principles of democracy, transparency, and accountability in all our activities and processes. We will not tolerate any form of misconduct or unprofessional behavior from our members and will take appropriate action to address violations of our code of conduct.
“We call on all members to respect party decisions and work together to promote the interests of our constituents and the development of our state. Together, we can achieve our goals and build a better future for all. We remain committed to upholding the principles of democracy, fairness, and justice in all our dealings.”
The party however called on all its members and the general public to disregard the baseless accusation and insults aimed at tarnishing its integrity.
It urged the members to rather focus on building the party and promoting the interests of the good people of the state as the country prepares for the inauguration of the party’s President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on 29th, May 2023.
“We wish to assure all members of our party that we will continue to work tirelessly to promote unity and harmony within the members and to ensure that the party remains a formidable force in the state and the country at large.”