Warn Fashola, Fayemi, Amosun; Oke Tells Buhari Over Ondo Election

*Another pre-election crisis has hit Ondo State
Alliance for Democracy (AD) candidate for Ondo election, Olusola Oke has urged President Buhari to caution some ministers who he said were bent on stopping him from contesting on November 26.

Addressing a news conference in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday, the DG of Olusola Oke Campaign Organisation (OOCO), Mr. Bola Ilori, specifically, fingered Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, his Jigwa State counterpart who chaired the APC Primary Election Committee, Abubakar Badaru, Minister of Works Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Solid Minerals Kayode Fayemi and Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosu as arrowheads of the plot to stop him. 

This is to pave the way for their “protégé”, APC’s Rotimi Akeredolu. His words: 
“This plot to stop Chief Oke from contesting the election is simply to clear the way for their protégé, Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is also vying for the Ondo State governorship position.

“The plan of these people is to prevent Olusola Oke from contesting the election because their candidate, Akeredolu, is not in contention, having lost relevance with the people. Thus, they have resorted to lots of underhand tactics to stop him.

“We are aware of the pedigree of President Buhari, his uprightness and his zero tolerance to dirty tricks to get advantage of people, even against his avowed antagonists, but this cabal is using the paraphernalia of the Federal Government with impunity to get unsavoury advantage, thus tainting his good work.

“When they noted that Olusola Oke was becoming popular by the day while their protégé lag behind in the build-up to the election, they have resorted to series of underhand tactics to get him out of the race, thus leaving the APC candidate as the major candidate in the election, owing to the festering crisis in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).”

He said there's an attempt to award a N10billion contract without due process to a community and plough back N7bn out of it into APC’s plan for the election, which he claimed the APC plots to rig.

“Also, they have tried several times to compromise the INEC in Ondo State without success, given the media altercations between the APC and INEC of recent.

“Now, they have started again, putting pressure on INEC, security agents, resorting to compromising the Judiciary and lately to use the EFCC to restrain and frustrate him (Oke), but by the grace of God, they will fail.

“But Chief Oke is not deterred. If they like, let them dare the will of God, the consequences await them. Our people in Ondo State are watching them keenly and in the fullness of time, they will get their rewards in full if they don’t desist"