By Bukola Olamona
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ondo State, Mr Ade Adetimehin says Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu respects supremacy of the party and has never influenced its affairs.
Adetimehin denied rumours of division in the party, saying all stakeholders are united.
The chairman, who stated this during an interactive session with journalists in Akure, said that the leadership style of Akeredolu on party affairs was always aimed at unity and cohesion of stakeholders from the unit to the state level.
Adetimehin said the opposition party members in the state were attracted to the APC due to cohesion within the party.
“Of all the political parties in Ondo State, APC is the only united party. There is no division and we are rancour-free.
“We work together under the leadership of Governor Akeredolu. He is a man who believes in the supremacy of the party. He never interfered in the running of the party.
“He allows the party to function effectively. That is what brings unity and makes us the strongest political party in the state.
“That is why many members of opposition are joining the APC in Ondo State,” he stated.
According to him, three days ago, the grassroots strength of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP collapsed into the APC.
“All the former vice chairmen and 203 former councillors of PDP defected to the APC. In Idanre, the Chairman of PDP Elders’ Forum joined the APC.
“The PDP has gone into extinction in Ondo State and it is now my duty to manage the APC in Ondo State,” Adetimehin added.