Ade Adetimehin, the Ondo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the party as a success and a very formidable force in the state and beyond saying “we are a party united under the able leadership of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Adetimehin, in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Wednesday in Akure, said “Our ranks are unbreakable, and we stand together as a cohesive unit, working tirelessly for the betterment of our state and its people.”
The APC chairman also said; “I have noted the recent comments made by the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Fatai Adams, regarding me as Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Ade Adetimehin. While l respect the right of every individual to express their opinions, it is imperative that l set the record straight and address the baseless allegations made by the drowning PDP against me and our party (APC).
“Firstly, it is important to clarify l Engr. Ade Adetimehin was not at the swearing-in of the caretaker committee, as claimed by the PDP Chairman. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the House of Assembly. Regrettably, the PDP Chairman has chosen to misrepresent the facts to discredit me and our party.
“Furthermore, l, Engr. Ade Adetimehin questioned the veracity of the PDP Chairman’s claim that members of the opposition party who decamped to the ruling APC are returning quietly. I called on Mr. Adams to provide the names of these individuals who have supposedly returned. It is essential to substantiate such claims with concrete evidence rather than making sweeping statements without any factual basis.
“I also questioned why these alleged returnees would choose to come back quietly. If indeed there were individuals who had left the APC and decided to return, it is natural to expect that they would do so openly and proudly. The insinuation made by the PDP Chairman raises doubts about the credibility of his statements and suggests a lack of understanding regarding the dynamics and unity within our party, APC.
“I reiterate that the APC is the party to beat, both in Ondo State and at the national level. Our track record of achievements and the unwavering commitment of our members speak volumes about our strength and resilience. It is clear that the PDP Chairman has lost grip of his own party, and his attempt to cast aspersions on me and our party is a desperate ploy to deflect attention from his own party’s shortcomings.
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“In conclusion, l stand firm in my conviction that the APC is a united party, led by Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and we remain committed to delivering on our promises to the people of Ondo State. I will not be deterred by baseless allegations or attempts to undermine my credibility. Together, l will continue to work towards the progress and prosperity of our state, leaving no room for disunity or disorganization within our ranks.”