They’re misguided elements — Awe
Former Governor Segun Oni has come to the defence of the embattled APC chairman, Chief Jide Awe describing those who purportedly removed him as misguided party members.
•SCAMPERING FOR SAFETY: Some APC delegates running out of the venue of the election as some hoodlums tried to hijack the election process on Saturday. Photo: Dare Fasube
Reacting to the formation of a caretaker committee to replace the SWC, Oni said: “This is a political party, and nobody can just wake up and say he wants to remove party leaders without following due process,” he told newsmen in Ado-Ekiti yesterday.
“We beg those propelling them, those behind them to take caution in the interest of our party,” he stated.
In his reaction, the embattled state chairman denied ever working with Fayose to rock the APC’s boat in the governorship poll, saying he remains Fayose’s number one political enemy in the state.
He said: “These are misguided elements who were not well educated about the operations in APC. They are members of our party, but they need to be careful so that we won’t lose our temper.
“How can someone accuse me of working with Fayose?”
It was ridiculous for them to have said that because the governor himself knows I will never have any dealing with him.
“But let me say, torn ballot papers can’t be counted again in this election. We shall start afresh, and that remains our position until Abuja issues official statement”, he stated.