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|Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by wengerjay(m): 5:07am On Sep 05, 2016|
The political camp of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is in disarray following the emergence of Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the governorship candidate of the party for the November 26 election in Ondo State.
Facts have also emerged on how some APC governors and ministers worked against Tinubu in the decisive primary. Akeredolu won the party’s primary election with 669 votes, defeating his closest opponent, Chief Olusegun Abraham, who scored 635 votes.
Chief Olusola Oke scored 576 votes and Senator Ajayi Boroffice scored 471 votes to come third and fourth respectively. It was learnt that the outcome of the primaries has strained the relationship between Tinubu and his political confidant, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.Many in the Tinubu’s political dynasty blamed the defeat of the APC leader’s anointed candidate, Abraham, on Aregbesola. As at Friday, Tinubu was confident that Abraham would emerge victorious with 805 votes.
Some of Tinubu’s associates believed that Aregbesola supported Oke with the understanding that Bola Ilori, his Special Adviser on Environment, would be made the deputy governorship candidate. But Aregbesola told New Telegraph that he didn’t work against Tinubu.
Impeccable sources told New Telegraph that there is now distrust within Tinubu’s camp, as many believed that Aregbesola and some others undermined the former Lagos governor in the Ondo primaries. The source said: “On August 22, when it was clear to Abraham that Aregbesola has his own agenda and was supporting Oke with the arrangement that if Oke becomes the governorship candidate, Ilori would become the deputy governor; Abraham had to call Tinubu and told him that everywhere he went he saw Aregbesola working for Oke.
“Also, on Tuesday, August 23, Chief Pius Akinyelure, the National Vice Chairman (South-West) called Tinubu in London that the Osun State governor was backing Oke.” The source said Aregbesola was influential in the party’s hierarchy because by the time they were putting APC together, there was no APC governor in Ondo State and Aregbesola was the one coordinating the state and other South- West states for the party. This, he said, made him to have lots of delegates under his control.
New Telegraph learnt that before the postponement of the primary election to last Saturday, Tinubu called Aregbesola from London and accused him of promoting Oke. But the governor denied the allegation. Despite Aregbesola’s defence, New Telegraph learnt that Tinubu said he did not want to hear anything and that if Abraham loses the primary election, their relationship would be badly damaged if not severed. New Telegraph learnt that it was this sort of threat that prompted Aregbesola to send his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Akano, to Ondo State.
It was learnt that Aregbesola sent Akano with substantial amount of money to Abraham last week Tuesday and he (Akano) remained until the day of the election. Aregbesola himself was in Akure on Thursday, two days before the primaries to support Tinubu’s candidate.
The governor, it was learnt, returned to Osogbo the same day with Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi who had earlier been on ground to support Abraham. The source alleged that while Aregbesola was working for Abraham, his adviser (Ilori) from Ondo town, was busy working for Oke.
The source added that the division in Tinubu’s camp was the major reason why the APC leader was humiliated in the primary election. According to the source, if Tinubu’s camp had worked together, they would have won the primary election because the difference between Akeredolu, the winner of the primary election and Abraham is 34 votes.
In Tinubu’s political family, the wife of the National Leader, Senator Oluremi and former interim national chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, were die-hard supporters of Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice while Aregbesola was also supporting Oke.
Another source said Akande met and cautioned Aregbesola when the governor was rooting for Oke. The source said what made Oke to score the high number of votes in the primary despite the fact that he was a new entrant into the party was the alleged 115 votes of Ile-Oluji and Ondo, which Ilori delivered to him. But Aregbesola denied supporting Oke.
The governor, speaking through his Director, Bureau of Communications, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, denied supporting Oke in order to undermine Tinubu. According to him, “the insinuation is a strange allegation. I am aware there was a process, which has provided a winner.
The outcome of the exercise is left for those who took part in the exercise to abide by the result or challenge it, depending on what they saw. “Aregbesola is the governor of Osun, the issue of working against the interest of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu does not arise.”
Also, Mr. Temitope Akintunde, a staunch supporter of Ilori, denied the allegation. He said most of the delegates ascribed to Ilori were disenfranchised on the day of the election. The remaining, he said, voted for Abraham.
Besides, the division in Tinubu’s camp, the effort by the Presidency, represented by some ministers, and another South-West governor to undermine Tinubu ahead of 2019 general elections led to the defeat of his candidate.
It was learnt that some forces in the Presidency who saw Tinubu as being too powerful constituted a committee headed by a minister from the North to work and coordinate Akeredolu’s campaign in order to decimate Tinubu in the South-West.
The ministers and some APC governors were trying to create a third force in the South-West so as to influence who becomes the president in 2019, hence the need to demystify Tinubu. It was learnt that some of the ministers and governors funded Akeredolu’s campaign.
“One of the South-West governors, not Aregbesola, was the arrowhead of those who supported Akeredolu. He worked with some of the ministers both within the zone and outside. They provided the logistics for Akeredolu.
Some of them even ensured that other strong contenders did not step down for Tinubu’s candidate. The APC primary election is part of the battles for the 2019. Tinubu cannot continue to dictate the political direction of the zone,” one of those in the opposing camp told New Telegraph.
The source added that if Tinubu’s camp had put their eggs in one basket, they would have been able to win the primaries. Another factor that led to the defeat of Tinubu’s candidate was the way the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Jigawa State governor, Badaru Abubakar, handled the process of the primary election.
Sources said Akinyelure and the state chairman, Mr. Isaacs Kekemeke, were not allowed to have a say in the conduct of the election. There were allegations that delegates were changed between the accreditation and voting points, prompting some aggrieved aspirants to be planning a joint petition to the national leadership of the party.
It was gathered that the second runner up, Oke, would lead the onslaught against the validity of the result. A petition by Oke would likely be submitted between today and tomorrow at the national secretariat of the party.
Apart from writing petition against the emergence of Akeredolu, the aggrieved aspirants are reaching out to Governor Olusegun Mimiko in order to see the possibility of working with him in the forthcoming election. Mimiko’s former Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede, is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
The aggrieved aspirants, according to a source in the know, said this is to prevent Akeredolu from becoming the governor as that may end their political career. For instance, Akeredolu already has his team and would not need either the party or the aspirants for the election. Some office holders, including senators and a member of House of Representatives, may kiss their return goodbye if Akeredolu emerges as the governor.
A source in the Akeredolu’s camp stated that they are making moves to appease Tinubu. “We know our oga is angry, but if it means all of us will go and prostrate before him (Tinubu), we will do that. Yes, we are aware that people in Tinubu’s camp are planning to work for Mimiko, but we will still make effort to reconcile with him. He is our leader. What has happened is just the beauty of democracy,” the source said.
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by pafygodo: 5:11am On Sep 05, 2016|
It's not unexpected
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by bensonlee770: 5:13am On Sep 05, 2016|
Akeredolu was fighting Tinubu because he endorsed a particular candidate while he was endorsed by Amaechi, fashola, Fayemi and oshiomhole and nobody cried foul.
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 5:16am On Sep 05, 2016|
Fam, make una no go chop am ooo. Newtelegraph is one of them eleba yellow chitgbo websites a la Igbere, Thetrent, Biafrasay,
Vanguard and the rest of them
Don't be fooled by the name
Tinubu has congratulated Akeredolu
Even Abraham has congratulated Akeredolu
They've all moved on while these mughpfuqqahz are busy making bullshit up for clicks.
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by maryjan8(f): 5:28am On Sep 05, 2016|
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by bensonlee770: 5:29am On Sep 05, 2016|
Whathaveidone:That story on Tinubu congratulating akeredolu was published about 2 days before the primary
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 5:35am On Sep 05, 2016|
Very chuue very true
But everything you see up there was made up sha. If you are very familiar with that telegraph website, you wouldn't take it seriously
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 5:36am On Sep 05, 2016|
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 5:42am On Sep 05, 2016|
Una must talk sha! Na wa o!
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by aresa: 6:01am On Sep 05, 2016|
Tinubu is dying
Tinubu is finished
Tinubu is in disarray
Same rubbish you losers have been spewing since the 80s and Asiwaju still remains the most powerful politician and kingmaker in Nigeria.
Regardless who won anything under APC, all roads still leads to Bourdillon.
Even sef, Akeredolu's candidacy and victory is Reverse psychology that worked like a charm.
Well, village ipobs are lame and pathetic anyway...
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by IVORY2009(m): 6:03am On Sep 05, 2016|
Tinubu has to go back and re-strategise, tne era of God fatherizm is coming to an end gradually.
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 6:10am On Sep 05, 2016|
Is called politicking..
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by herzern(m): 7:28am On Sep 05, 2016|
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by siraj1402(m): 7:29am On Sep 05, 2016|
Wahala igo ni yoo pa Oni ice water.
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by ELPablochapo: 7:30am On Sep 05, 2016|
Mek una leave my boss alone oh,
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 7:31am On Sep 05, 2016|
Tinubu destroyed GEJs second term presidential aspiration.
All these Igbos still have not got over it yet.
See as dem dey self-service on the thread.
Awon oloriburuki gbogbo
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by martineinstein(m): 7:31am On Sep 05, 2016|
watched segun's speech on tv yesterday.he was really anguished and bittered.u could see it on his face.
The level of confidence tinubu's camp had was so high that they wanted to prove to the world that if segun wins,his victory wont be as a result of rigging.so,TVC(tinubu's station) decided to air the primaries live for hours.
I was surprised that it took station donkey year to announce the victory of akeredolu and it took them less than 8 secs to announce his victory.
Lesson learnt: tinubu is only powerful in osun and partially lagos.....there are some people in south west( especially fashola and amosun) ,south-south(oshiomole and amechi) and north that really wants to pull tinubu down
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by bulletproofmonk(m): 7:33am On Sep 05, 2016|
I have it on good authority the whole thing was a decoy.
I think Tinubu just outsmarted his opponents in Ondo.
AKETI had been his candidate all along.
Abraham was a decoy.
For those who think otherwise, just keep observing. Sooner or later, it will become clearer.
Just wondering why Abraham would not show up till late, giving Aketi all the chance in the world to woo other contestants delegates right at the primary floor. Abarahm showed up at the venue after Aketi had garnered all the needed delegates to win. Abraham was also first to concede victory to Aketi while Oke and Borofice are still complaining. U really believe Tinubu/Abaraham mumu like that?
Where did Aketi get his financing?
Even Tinubu sef no complain about the apparent change of delegates names at the last minute.
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Ask4bigneyo(m): 7:36am On Sep 05, 2016|
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Nobody: 7:39am On Sep 05, 2016|
Failure has many fingers to point with.
The summary is that : PDP would coast home to victory. This is exactly the same way APC and Rotimi's camp would come out after the election to attribute their failure at the polls to unseen forces and internal wranglings in the party
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Swizdoe(m): 7:39am On Sep 05, 2016|
Na dem sabi
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Cope1(m): 7:40am On Sep 05, 2016|
Politriks d more u look d less u see
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by sosanova: 7:42am On Sep 05, 2016|
Facts have also emerged on how some APC governors and ministers worked against Tinubu in the decisive primary. Akeredolu won the party’s primary election
I said it in yesterday's post, that Akeredolu is being sponsored and backed by Governor Amosun, Kayode Fayemi, Raji Fashola, Governor El Rufai and Rotimi Amaechi, these men want to reduce Tinubu political influence ahead of 2019.
El Rufai is Buhari's hatchet man in APC
Amosun is Buhari's no 1 political associate in the south west right from their days at ANPP
They are acting a Buhari script
They paid for the hotel accommodation of 1200 Delegates that were house by Rotimi Akeredolu
This was how these governors brought in Yahaya Bello to replace Abubakar Audu as against Jame Faleke who is Tinubu's candidate in Kogi State
Aregbeshola was financing and backing Wale Oke while he deceived Tinubu that he was supporting Olusegun Abraham
The race for 2019 has begun already.
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by zicoraads: 7:43am On Sep 05, 2016|
Whathaveidone:So you knew Tinubu did before th election anyway, but you still posted it in a bid to mislead and paint a picture of 'my god is infallible'.
You made up up story in one breath, and while you were caught in the act, you accuse a newspaper of making up stories. Very funny.
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|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by tinsel: 7:46am On Sep 05, 2016|
I saw the hand of the presidency in all this. Tinubu even tried by securing that huge votes for Abraham. Buhari is not in control. The presidency is control of men and women in the corridors of power.
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by Oluwalosheleyi(m): 7:51am On Sep 05, 2016|
Ondo people cannot be pushed around by anybody including Tinubu.besides he endorsed Buhari and what have we gotten so far?
|Re: Ondo APC Primaries : Tinubu's Camp In Disarray by zicoraads: 7:51am On Sep 05, 2016|
bulletproofmonk:You have nothing on good authority. Imagine this nonentity on where the real politicking takes place saying he has something on good authority. From which good authority? Mushin authority?
You and aresa are just clowns. Clutching at straws now are we? You didn't think your demigod, Tinubu was fallible did you? Just come to terms with the fact that he was roundly beaten, it will do you both a world of good.
Every politicking as regards who will vote what was concluded long before that primaries. You think other aspirants are foolish and decided to sleep while your god was away? Every action now is geared towards 2019, and yes, this newspaper got it spot on! Those your Northern gods in the presidency will do anything and everything to reduce Tinubus powers in that zone as we head to another election year.
Take it or leave it, Tinubu was beaten at his own game this time.
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