The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Vice Chairman (South West), Hon Isaac Kekemeke, has warned members of the party from the region against engaging in anti-party activities.
Kekemeke gave the warning at the flag off of one million man solidarity walk for the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, organised by the youths from the region in Ibadan, on Thursday.
The national vice chairman warned against the repeat of what happened in 1983 and 1993 when some elements from the region ganged up against the realisation of the presidential ambition of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Moshood Abiola.
Kekemeke, who insisted that there is no division in Oyo State chapter of the APC, urged party members not to allow the opportunity of producing the next president from the region slip off their hands in 2023.
“We have only one governorship candidate, Teslim Folarin, three senatorial candidates, 14 House of Representatives candidates and 32 House of Assembly candidates,” he said.
He threatened that anyone caught engagaging in anti-party activities would be dealt with in accordance with the constitution of the party.
“It is unconstitutional for a member of the party to be hobnobbing with candidates of another party. It is high time we talk to ourselves in order to guide against the repeat of what happened in 1983 and 1993.
“It is our turn in Yoruba land to produce the next leadership of the country in 2023. Our candidate is no other person than Tinubu.
“When you look at the profile of all the presidential candidates, Tinubu is the most qualified among them. In the South West, Tinubu deserves more than 90% of our votes,” he said.
Also speaking, the APC governorship candidate in Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, said Tinubu has all that it takes to lead the country.
He attributed the economic woes bedeviling the country to the “ineptitude of the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while in office as the vice president of the country.”
“The PDP has failed the country in the past. It will be wrong and catastrophic to give them another shot at power in 2023.
“In Oyo State, Tinubu will not get less than 95% votes. He is our own. He deserves our support,” Folarin said.
The youths from all the South West states, who embarked on a one million man solidarity walk for Tinubu, took off from the APC state secretariat in Oke Ado and terminated the walk at the Cocoa House building, Dugbe.