The All Progressives Congress in Ora ward has described the clamour for the return of Mrs. Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin as a Commissioner representing Ifelodun LGA as act of cowardice from faceless and desperate individuals.
This was made known in a Press Statement signed by the Chairman of Ora ward APC and exclusively obtained by Harmony Times. The Press Statement was in response to a release that was earlier signed by Engr. Henry Olatunde, Rev. Olakunle Joshua, Alhaji Abdulrahrem Yusuf Pankere, Chief Kamaldeen Ibrahim and a host of others.
The group had pleaded with Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to consider the reappointment of the Former Commissioner for Agriculture that was enmeshed in the controversial Tractor gate that rocked her tenure as helmsman in the Agric Ministry, a development that got her suspended by the Ora Ward APC and subsequent redeployment to the Communications Ministry.
Alhaji Taofeek Abdulkareem, Chairman APC Ora Ward in a statement on behalf of the Ward Executives noted that they do not have to arm twist the Governor into reappointing Mrs Adenike Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin but that they trust the judgement of the Governor and Leader of the APC in the state to appoint a nominee that will be a symbol of unity in Ifelodun Local Government.
The Statement reads in part,
“Our attention has been drawn to a purported statement by a faceless individual impersonating as Ora ward executives.”
“We would have ignored this cowardly and self serving propaganda but we need to set the record straight in order not to confuse and deceive the innocent and unsuspecting public.”
“There was never a time such a decision was taken concerning the former Commissioner in ORA ward this only smacks of desperation.”
“We in ORA Apc sincerely appreciate our Amiable Governor for the honour done to us and we believe in his ability to pick a competent and unifying nominee at the appropriate time.”
“We will continue to support the judgement of our Gov Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq.”
“We remain committed to this Government and We wish him 6 more years in the Governance of kwara state.”344