Mr Bola Ilori, who served as a former Commissioner for Regional Integration in Osun State, has told Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, not tó blame Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his recent woes in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Recall that recently, The National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress suspended Rotimi Akeredolu from the party for working against the plans of the party.
Afterwards, Otito Atikase, the Senior Special Assistant on Political Affairs to Rotimi Akeredolu, accused Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Adams Oshiomhole for being behind the travails of the governo in the party .
Bola Ilori, who also served also a former Chairman of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, made this known in an interview with newsmen of Punch Newspapers in Lagos, that Rotimi Akeredolu was against the reappointment of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential elections, as well as the APC in the just concluded National Assembly elections.
He mentioned that the Ondo State governor deserved whatever punishment that was melted upon him, and should not blame anyone for his woes, as it was self afflicted.
“Ondo State has not had this type of terrible governor . He should leave Asiwaju Bola Tinubu out of his travail. His attitude caused him the suspension and he does not have to blame anybody for it.
“There was a time we had a governor whose commissioner for information abused Tinubu , the governor sacked the man despite that he was not in the same party with Tinubu . But Akeredolu on whom this same Asiwaju spent billions of naira in 2012 is now blaming him for his woes. So , is this how to say thank you to such a person? He should check himself.”
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He also told governor Akeredolu not to compare the time he defected from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Alliance for Democracy, AD, in 2016 as the same with what Akeredolu did.
He explained that while he deflected to another party, he did not stay in the APC to work against its plans, and there would not be considered as an anti-party move.
“I engaged in anti – party activities in 2016 and I was not given a query nor suspended . I was not in government then and did not hold any office in the party . I left the APC and worked for the AD. So , that is not anti -party in anyway and I returned when we were persuaded to do so,” he explained.