Supporters of the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the last gubernatorial election in Ondo state, Chief Olusola Oke, on Thursday, threatened to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state with or without their leader.
The supporters, according to a source, described the APC in the state as an ‘occultic’ group regretted rejoining the party with Oke saying they were being sidelined in the scheme of things and were never accommodated in the party since they took the decision to return to the party.
The supporters, however, threatened to abandon Oke in the APC if he fails to lead them out of the ruling party, and explained to their leader that the leadership of the party and the state governor had never shown to them hand of fellowiship.
The people who expressed their mind to Oke during a special meeting held at the residence of Oke in Akure, Ondo state capital, called on Oke to lead them to the promised land.
The supporters, who came from all the 18 local government areas of the state, spoke through their representatives, each from the 18 local government area in the state.
Oke, according to one of the source at the meeting, however, apologise to his supporters for taking them to APC, disclosing that he had also faced a lot of challenges in the APC and suffered lots of humiliation.
Oke said: “I regret taking you back to the APC. I want to sincerely apologise to you. It was not my fault. There is no humiliation I have not been subjected to in the APC. There is nothing that has not been done to reduce my political relevance.
“I have decided not to keep quiet again. I don’t care what anybody may say. If you push a goat to the wall, it will fight back,”
The supporters however issued an ultimatum to Oke urging him to lead them to the promised land but they declared their intention to transform the group to Ondo State Vision Group (OSVG) which is for all politicians in the state, pending the time Oke will determine his next line of action
Recall that Oke led his supporters back to the APC early this year after losing the 2016 governorship poll on the AD platform, declaring to work for APC but Oke has gone to political oblivion immediately after his defection.