The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter, has commiserated with the family and friends of Madam Bola Amole, a London-based businesswoman and former member of the Accord Party in the state who died mysteriously in the early hours of Sunday.
Madam Amole was said to have been hale and hearty until she passed on.
In a statement issued by the APC Publicity Secretary, Mr. Olawale Sadare, on Sunday, the party said it felt the grief of Amole’s family at this moment, especially taking into consideration her high hopes of contributing her quota to the development of the state through involvement in politics.
Madam Amole was said to be one of the Accord Party faithful and aspirant for the House of Representatives seat of one of the federal constituencies in the state, Egbeda/Ona Ara, who was denied nomination by the party.
The APC claimed that Amole had made overtures to join the party until her sudden demise.
“We are saddened by the news of her sudden demise. The mystery of her sudden passage makes it even more painful. She was one of Accord Party’s funders who were funneling money to the party from overseas but whom the party callously denied nomination aftermath the kangaroo primaries of the party held in their leader’s sitting room,” said the APC.
According to the APC, the blood of the late businesswoman would be on the heads of those who collected all her life savings and allowed her to drift into her death.
“Amole was a wonderful daughter of Oyo State, a great daughter of Ibadanland. She was one of those who were captured by the erroneous and misleading view that the Accord and its founder were pro-people. By the time Madam Amole discovered that she had backed a wrong horse, it was too late and her death was assured,” said the party.
While praying for the repose of the soul of the late UK-based businesswoman, the APC asked the family of the late businesswoman to ask Accord Party for the refund of her life savings and investments.
“This is a task that the family of late Amole must accomplish, in the memory of the deceased and in the interest of justice. A post-mortem on her body would reveal that she was a victim of political manipulation gone awry. May God have mercy on our state from the hands of a party that is clothed in sheep’s clothing but is actually a wolf,” the party said.
The APC also wondered why women rights activists had kept silent all this while against the Accord Party which had no single woman among those gunning for offices in Oyo state in the February elections.
“Why have feminists and women rights activists kept silent over this blatant rape of their rights? It is high time women matched on the streets to protest this anti-women political party. Women are our mothers, our sisters and our daughters. A party that has no room for them is a party that is living in the age of Lord Lugard,” the party concluded.