– The ruling All Progressives membership registration in Oyo state has been disrupted
– According to reports, the disruption was carried out by hoodlums led by a leader of Oyo state Park Management
– Meanwhile, the APC said such should be expected given the fact that the state government supports hooliganism
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has labelled the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo state as hooligan loving party.
This followed allegation that a popular leader of the Oyo state Park Management led hoodlums to Ward 12, Polling Units 5 and 6 at the Aliiwo area of Ibadan to disrupt the ongoing membership revalidation/registration exercise of the APC.
Speaking on the development, Dr Abdulazeez Olatunde, publicity secretary of the APC in the state, said such should be expected, Punch reports.
According to him, the governance of the state had allegedly been taken over by “persons hobnobbing publicly with certified hoodlums”.
“But such should be expected when the seat of government is taken over by persons who publicly hobnob with certified hoodlums. The seat that mercurial Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Chief Bola Ige, Lam Adesina, and Senator Abiola Ajimobi occupied.”
Meanwhile, one of the daughters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar simply identified as Fatima has revalidated her membership of the APC.
The 49-year-old was appointed commissioner in August 2015 under the administration of former Governor Jibrilla Bindow and has remained with the APC since then.
Already, one of Atiku’s sons, Adamu, is currently serving as the commissioner for works and energy development in Adamawa state.
In another report, a recent media report has detailed how some aggrieved chieftains of the APC are planning to scuttle the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise in all state chapters with lawsuits.
According to the report, rancorous contestation has trailed the exercise in many states, with many chieftains claiming it is a ploy to push them out of the party.
Beyond the state chapters’ crises, a bigger crisis tugging at the heart of the party and its future is already brewing.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.