ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described a former Chieftain of the party, Ambassador Tunde Oladunjoye as a legendary liar, for alleging that, he was forced to moved a motion endorsing Hon. Adekunle Akinlade as the Party’s governorship candidate.
Oladunjoye, at stakeholders meeting with APC leaders from Ogun East on Saturday in Abeokuta, publicly moved a motion to adopt the party’s governorship candidate , Akinlade as the consensus candidate of Ogun East’s APC members.
But shortly after the meeting, Oladunjoye in a statement raised alarm that his life was in danger and that he was forced to move the motion in support of the consensus governorship candidate on behalf of Ogun East APC members under duress .
He has also alleged the Chairman of the party, Derin Adebiyi of threatening him that if he fails to commend the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and support the arrangement he would face dire consequences.
In a swift reaction, the State Publicity Secretary of APC, Chief Wole Elegbede, said Oladunjoye was not forced or put under duress by the Chairman to move the said motion.
The party said “APC in Ogun State would not have dignified Tunde Oladunjoye with this response but for the sake of members of the public who may take his allegation as the truth.
“His allegation should not be taken seriously by any right thinking person. He’s an unreliable person whose habit of telling lies is legendary.
“The allegation question is total falsehood. He was not force or put under duress by our Chairman to move the said motion. Rather, he voluntarily indicated his interest to move a motion for the endorsement of the APC consensus governorship candidate Hon. Adekunle Akinlade.
“The event where Oladunjoye moved the motion was peaceful and attended by several stakeholders of the party.
“The party has been magnanimous to him because as at the time making his statement he is a member of Council of Tai Solarin University of Education and a Chairman of Consultative Assembly of his Local government. Members of his constituency have disassociated themselves from his irresponsible view”, he said.