By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dissociated itself from a group that stormed the State secretariat of the party on Thursday canvassing support for the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of 2023 presidental election.
The group had stormed the State secretariat, with banners in a campaign tagged: ‘OSINBAJO 2023.’It was led by one Bamise Akintomide. The action was an embarrassment to the leaders of the party in the State.
A statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Comrade Alex Kalejaye, said, “the party wishes to firmly declare that it has no link whatsoever with the said group.
“For the records, the group that could best be described as a non-governmental body, and looked a bit unorganised, only stormed the State secretariat of the party unannounced with their banners and other write-ups.
“The party notes with deep concerns that a highly sophisticated state politically like ours knows better than engaging in campaigns for an election prematurely,” the statement read in part.
The State chapter further appealed to those it described as desperate politicians and attention-seekers to encourage the Vice President, who was sworn in only a few months ago, to concentrate on the tasks and responsibilities attached to his office.
“We are sure, the Vice President is preoccupied with decisions and policies in the overall interest of the country, and could, therefore, do with less distractions,” the statement added.