Tinubu’s Visit: Wale Akinterinwa Group Rejects Aiyedatiwa’s Alleged Stay-Away Order

The Wale Akinterinwa Campaign group has rejected the alleged order by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa that all politicians, particularly governorship aspirants, should stay away from the reception of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Akure on Wednesday....READ FULL ARTICLE

Aiyedatiwa had allegedly on Tuesday night in an unsigned statement warned all politicians and governorship aspirants not to come to the Akure Airport to receive President Tinubu to avoid being embarrassed and bundled out.

But the campaign group of one of the prominent governorship aspirants, Wales Akinterinwa Campaign group in a statement signed by the group’s spokesman, Segun Ajiboye insisted that members of All Progressives Congress (APC) could not be prevented from welcoming Mr. President to the state.

The statement reads inter alia: “The Wale Akinterinwa (WA) Campaign structure is aware of plans by certain element acting for and on behalf of the Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Lucky Orimisan Ayedatiwa to prevent members of our party and leaders who are not in his camp to receive Mr President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR today in Akure.

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“This to us is the most undemocratic, disrespectful, unreasonable and disdainful attempt by any Chief executive in the anals of democracy in Nigeria.

“Ordinarily, we would not have responded, but based on intelligent report at our disposal that he and his supporters have perfected plans to unleach mayhem on our people both at Owo and Akure, it is necessary for us to bring this to the attention of peace loving Nigerians.

“The directive that no supporter or aspirants should come to the airport to welcome Mr President who is on a Private visit and not on State visit is a directive from ignorant minds in Alagbaka. It is a tradition that whenever the President visit any State, members of his party offer him their love and support by welcoming him in their droves. It does not matter whether it is election year or not.

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“We reject affirmatively the directive that neither our leader, Wale Akinterinwa nor his supporters should come near the airport to welcome Mr. President.

We further reject the assertion that the Governor is in charge of the President’s safety in Ondo State during this visit. It must also be put on record the the Airport is under Federal law supretended by FAAN. So, Mr Governor cannot give any order or lay claim to any powers he does not posses.

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“The attempt by Ayedatiwa and his henchmen to prevent, intimidate, harass, or threaten our supporters and party men will not work and will not be tolerated. For us in WA, we are alreadyobilised and ready to show solidarity, love and support to our leader, mentor and Commander in Chief both at Owo and Akure.

“We State without any ambiguity that the WA phenomenon will rain focused and consistent in our pursuit of our goals towards Alagbaka in 2024. The momentum of our campaign will remain steady, peaceful and consistent.

“Let it be known that the WA team is already on ground to show the affinity we have for Mr President.”…READ FULL ARTICLE

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