A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Kwara state, Chief Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, has called on Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to caution his aides from making scathing and inflammatory remarks that can further destabilise the party.
Akogun made the call while reacting to comment by the Special Assistant on Domestic Matters to the governor, Soji Alashi, who told the Kwara APC Chairman, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, to go and have his ‘head examined’ at Aro Psychiatric Hospital in Abeokuta.
He berated Alashi popularly known as SOJ for referring the party chairman to a psychiatric hospital, saying that such “unguarded, uncouth and reckless comment should not have come from a governor’s aide.”
“His comment is unfortunate and capable of further polarizing our party in the State and also cause distractions for Mr Governor. This is why it’s important for him to caution SOJ and the rest of his aides against comments and actions that can lead to more division in our party,” he said.
The APC chieftain also condemned the party’s Public Relations Officer, Tajudeen Folaranmi Aro, for asking the Kwara APC Chairman to resign over his comment on Governor Abdulrazaq’s performance in office in the last one year.
He said “Asking our honourable Chairman to resign is illogical and uncalled for. Besides, who is Aro to be making such call? He better be called to order. BOB enjoys the support of majority of APC members in the State and there is absolutely no reason to demand his resignation.
“It is time for Governor Abdulrahman to brace up and act like a true leader. As elders, we can not fold our arms and allow few individuals to ruin the party through their reckless talks and actions. All divisive machinations must be tamed at this stage.”