Four governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday defended their integrity and roles after being accused by a pro-Buhari Campaign group of working against the President’s re-election and plotting National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole’s ouster.
The Federation of Buhari Support Group after a march in support of Oshiomhole at the national secretariat, named the governors as Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Jibrilla Bindow (Adamawa).
In a statement jointly signed by its Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Sikiru and Publicity Secretary Gbenga Bojuwomi, the group accused Akeredolu of busy collecting signatures of governors and party chairmen with the intention to generate a vote of no confidence against Oshiomhole.
The group alleged that Akeredolu was determined to fight Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Oshiomhole and President Buhari, adding that with the way the governor had been going, “it will be a miracle if the President gets 10 per cent votes from Ondo State in the 2019 presidential election”.
Reacting to this development the governors faulted the claims.
Dr. Fayemi said he enjoys the best of relationship with Buhari, Oshiomhole and Asiwaju Tinubu describing the group’s claim as “baseless and unfounded”.
His Chief Press Secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, said Fayemi was surprised how the group came about the alleged differences with the three senior party leader.
Dr. Fayemi reaffirmed his respect for Buhari, Oshiomhole and Tinubu, noting that the trio contributed immensely to his victory in the governorship election
Barr. Akeredolu described the allegations as an idle discussion of people begging for attention.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Segun Ajiboye said those behind “fake allegations like these are out for only one thing- seeking to be noticed”.
The Special Adviser on Media to Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa , Macaulay Hunohoshi, said the governor is a committed APC member that would not jeopardize the interest of the party at any time