The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday upbraided its chieftain Adebayo Adelabu over his comment on the Oyo 2023 governorship ticket.
A statement by National Publicity Secretary Felix Morka said though the outburst is understandable, it is totally misleading.
While featuring on a radio programme, Adelabu alleged that he was robbed of the party’s ticket because of his relationship with APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) claimed that five Senators and other chieftains were involved in a conspiracy against him.
He listed Senate President Ahmed Lawan, National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu, National Secretary Iyiola Omisore, Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Oyo APC, and the standard bearer Teslim Folarin.
In reply, Morka noted that the fate of Adelabu, the flagbearer of the party in the 2019 election, was decided by the delegates and by no one else.
APC said the politician was expected to explore and exhaust internal remedial mechanisms or seek legal redress for his dissatisfaction regarding the primaries.
“Having decamped to another political party, rather than concentrate on his lacklustre 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 added.