The All Progressives Congress (APC) In Ondo State has refuted claims by the Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof Ajayi Borrofice that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has polarized the party.
Senator Borrofice in a statement on Monday had accused Akeredolu of turning the party (APC) into his private property. But, the Director of Media and Publicity of the party in the state, Steve Otaloro in a statement on Tuesday said it was in the figment of Borrofice’s imagination that the party was polarized.
The party accused Borrofice of involving in anti-party activities behind closed door during the 2016 governorship election.
APC revealed that it was aware that the Senator was on his way out of APC, having realized that he could no longer secure the party’s ticket for his third term bid.
The statement reads “It is no longer a secret that Senator Borofice is not only currently sponsoring meetings against our party but already on his way out of the party because he knows he has slim chances of winning the next primaries to return to the Senate the third time due to his depleting popularity among the people of the Northern Senatorial District.
“It is incontrovertible that Borofice who came distant fourth in the party primaries immediately ordered his supporters to move en mass to the opposition party, but being a sitting senator on the platform of our party, APC, he couldn’t openly canvass for the opposition. He however engaged in anti-party activities behind closed doors.”
The party further alleged that Senator Borrofice was sponsoring some people to cause crisis in the party because of his ambition.
It said contrary to Borrofice’s claims, Governor Akeredolu has been magnanimous in victory by bringing back those who moved out of the party after the 2016 primaries.
APC said Borrofice was intimidated by the performance of Governor Akeredolu in just one year in office.