Ondo Guber: Ondo APC Leaders Shun Senator Alasoadura’s Meeting
Written By Femi Salako, Akure
The chances of a senator representing Ondo Central senatorial district, Senator Donald Tayo Alasoadura, of clinching the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 26 governorship election are now slim following the refusal of some party chieftains to attend a meeting convened by the senator.
Alasoadura was said to have convened a meeting with party executives in Akoko North East local government and likely delegates about his ambition but was shocked that only few of them attended the meeting.
Those who shunned the meeting which was organized by the senator were said to be holding another political meeting at the exact time the lawmaker was expecting to meet them.
Those in the meeting convened by the executives include 20 members of the local government executives, 13 ward chairmen and other party chieftains.
Reacting, the Deputy Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Ekunnusi Liadi, said they decided to shun the meeting because of the anti-party tendencies of Alasoadura.
It will be recalled that Alasoadura was among the APC senators who went against the party’s directives and supported the ambition of Bukola Saraki of becoming the senate President.
Ekunnusi, who was furious while speaking tagged the senator as a betrayer and inconsistent man.
He lamented that he betrayed the party national leaders, particularly Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, and he could not be trusted with the party’s ticket.
His words: “How then can he now come to us again to gain from the party which he intentionally planned to destroy and put to disrepute?
“The last time he came here, he embarrassed us, telling us that the Akokos are not ripe to be governor now; and also canvassing for our support to fight Tinubu in the south west”.
He however vowed that the people of the local government would never be a party to anything associated with Senator Alasoadura because of his disloyalty to the party and insults to the Akoko people.