‘Seun Ibukun-Oni – The ruling All Progrssives Congress APC, has rued Chief Adebayo Adelabu’s recent emotive outburst accusing chieftains of the party for his failure to clinch the party’s gubernatorial ticket at the primary election in Oyo State.

A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barr. Felix Morka reads in part, “While featuring on “Political Circuit”, a radio programme, Chief Adelabu alleged that he was robbed of the party’s ticket because of his relationship with the Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“According to the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, five Senators, including the President of the Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan; the National Chairman of APC, Sen. Abdullahi  Adamu; the National Secretary, Sen. Iyiola Omisore; the Chairman of Oyo Chapter of APC, Sen. Tokunbo Afikuyomi, and the APC standard bearer for Oyo State, Sen. Teslim Folarin, were involved in his imagined conspiracy to deny him the APC gubernatorial ticket in the state.”

The party while rebutting the accusation, stated that Adelabu’s fate was decided by the party delegates and not the accused chieftains of the party.

“For the record, Chief Adelabu, who was the flag bearer of the party in 2019 general election, participated in the May 2022 primary election of the party and lost to Sen. Teslim Folarin. His fate was decided by delegates of the party and by no one else.”

He regretted the inability of the former governorship flag-bearer of the party in Oyo state to explore and exhaust internal remedial mechanisms of the party or seek legal redress regarding any dissatisfaction he may have had with the primary election.

He chided him to stop whining and face his new bland gubernatorial ambition. “Having decamped to another political party,  rather than concentrate on his lackluster gubernatorial project, Chief Adelabu has busied himself with making wild and baseless allegations against some national leaders and chieftains of the APC.

“While wishing Adelabu well in his new political voyage, we advise that he desists from vilifying and maligning respected chieftains and national officers of our great party” the statement concluded.

Adelabu is currently the gubernatorial candidate of Accord Party in the forthcoming election in Oyo state.