Political stakeholders from Itesiwaju local government area of Oyo State under the All Progressives Congress have dissociated themselves from the recent political activities of one of the leaders from the zone, Mr Isaac Omodewu.
The leaders who described themselves as critical APC stakeholders of Itesiwaju Local Government of Oyo State, cutting across seven major Communities in the area made the disclosure in a letter addressed to the Caretaker Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke.
The letter entitled “Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu’s political shenanigans against Oyo State APC does not represent the interest of APC Itesiwaju local government” was signed Deacon Olagboyero Adebimpe Afolabi, Chief Zakariyau Mustapha, Pa George Adigun and Alhaji Raheem Fatai Olagboyero.
Other leaders who signed the letter are, Hon Kola Olabiyi (Former House of Reps Member), Hon Dejo Adebisi (Former SSA, Media, to the former Oyo State Governor), Hon Sunday Ajibola (Former NUT National Treasurer), Hon Supo Olayode (Former Chairman Itesiwaju LG), Hon Ipadeola Adeniji (Former Chairman Itesiwaju LG) and Hon Olarinre Adisa Adeniji (Former Chairman Itesiwaju LG).
Others are Hon Niyi Adeagbo (Former Chairman Itesiwaju LG), Alhaji Sikirulaih Osuolale (Caretaker Chairman APC Itesiwaju LG), Mrs Farayola Felicia Kehinde (Caretaker Secretary APC Itesiwaju LG), Mr Akinade Adeyemo (Former Party Secretary Itesiwaju LG) and Mr Owolabi Banusomo (Former Youth Leader Itesiwaju LG).
The leaders however apologised to the party for what they described as Omodewu’s recent embarrassing activities against the unifying efforts of the party leadership and the ultimate electoral success of the party.
The letter, copies of which was made available to reporters read in part “We, the critical APC stakeholders of Itesiwaju Local Government of Oyo State – cutting across our seven (7) major Communities are using this medium to dissociate ourselves from the divisive politial activities of Mr Issac Ajiboye Omodewu, which is at variance with the Oyo State APC progress in general.
“It is unfortunate that a person who has benefited enormously from the party and also from the magnanimity of our late leader, His Excellency Abiola Ajimobi could now turn himself around to become an enemy of the Party.
“We are profusely sorry and ashamed of his recent embarrassing activities against the unifying efforts of the party leadership and the ultimate electoral success of the party. It will interest you to know that in the last two months, Omodewu in his desperation has vied to be a deputy Governor to a particular Governorship aspirant and a Governorship aspirant, before the latest absurdity of claiming to be a Chairman of our great party through the Kangaroo Congress.
“We are aware of his numerous shenanigans, especially the purported suspension letter dated 10th November written and signed by his unrecognised factional Ward Eight (8) Chairman and Secretary.
“Once again, we are deeply sorry for all the stones thrown by this treacherous personality.
“His recent participation in the kangaroo Congress held on 30th October, 2021 portrays his seditious character, which is tantamount to a Democratic Coup- detat – Omodewu portraying himself as the Chairman of the Party should therefore be disregarded in its entirety, because the said kangaroo Congress has since been discredited and thereby cancelled by the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the Oyo State APC Party stakeholders meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, 4th, November, 2021 as represented by the CECPC National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe who chaired the meeting.
“In this regard, we are calling on the leadership of Oyo State APC, National Secretariat of our party, APC and general public to ignore the anti-democratic tendencies approach of Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu and his cohorts who are known to be politically notorious and full of illegalities.
“We, the Critical Stakeholders of APC Itesiwaju local government unequivocally State that in no way can we support, talk less of endorsing Issac Omodewu for such a critically sensitive and important position as the Chairman of our dear party in Oyo State.
“It is believed that at this critical time in the life of our great party, only capable and competent hands can lead us to our desired success and such is not in person of Omodewu that we know.”
It was gathered that copies of the letter were also sent to Governor Malam Mai Mala Buni (National Caretaker Chairman APC), Governor Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola (Member National Caretaker Committee),Hon Olaide Akinremi (Member, National Caretaker Committee), Otunba Christopher Alao Akala (Former Excecutive Governor of Oyo State), Chief Moses Alake Adeyemo (Fmr Deputy Governor of Oyo State) and Barrister Iyiola Oladokun (Fmr Deputy Governor of Oyo State).