There is discord in the All Progressives Congress, APC over alleged moves to polarise the Southwest zone of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections in Osun State by APC Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the official party candidate for Osun State governorship election, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola. Its purpose is to diminish Tinubu’s political worth ahead of the 2023 political election after he attempted to prevent Oyetola from winning.
Tinubu is generally expected to contest the presidential ticket of the party but Tinubu’s political leverage in the Southwest has been limited to Lagos, Oyo and Osun States after seemingly independent party men emerged as governors in Ogun, Ondo and now Ekiti; respectively Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Chief Rotimi Akeredolu and Dr. Kayode Fayemi respectively.
Tinubu’s candidate for the governorship election, the erstwhile Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, after his failed attempt resigned his appointment as SSG and membership of the party and defected to the Action Democratic Party, ADP where he emerged as candidate.
APC spokesman in the state, Barrister Kunle Oyatomi said the party did everything to stop Adeoti from leaving but that his aspiration seemed to have overwhelmed him.
“We made several efforts to bring him back, the governor called him, the elders called him to plead with him, but when you have made up your mind, there is nothing anyone can do,” Oyatomi said.