Ondo APC members differ on senate presidency.


Senator Tayo Alasoadura, who represents the Ondo central senatorial district at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, has been under fire for supporting the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as the Senate President. Alasoadura is a member of the All Progressive Congress.
The senator was alleged to have been the only representative from the South-West who attended the plenary session where Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, were elected for the senate leadership positions.
An APC chieftain from Iju, Akure North Local Government Area of the state who spoke on behalf of the party members, on a radio programme monitored in Akure, on Friday, Mr. Saka Ogunleye, alleged that the lawmaker was involved in anti-party activities and should be sanctioned for it.
Ogunleye said, “How can an APC loyal party member join the PDP in electing a PDP as senate deputy president? This action is an act of insubordination and we condemn it in totality. It is anti-party and a total disrespect to the leadership of our party.”
While stressing that Alasoadura’s decision did not represent the interest of the people of his Ward 8 in Iju and the entire electorate in the senatorial district, Ogunleye alleged that, “ Senator Alasoadura has lost touch with his people and we have asked our ward chairman to set up a disciplinary committee to look into his activity in accordance with the constitution of our party.”
“We cannot continue to condone indiscipline irrespective of status or age. We must allow the constitution of our party to take its course,” he declared.
However, another APC member in the local government, Mr. Kola Omoloju, said Alasoadura had done nothing wrong, saying the senator followed his conscience by supporting Senators Saraki and Ekweremadu’s leadership at the Senate.
Efforts to reach Alasoadura through his telephone line were unsuccessful as it did not connect as at press time.

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