The Minister of Communications and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Adebayo Shittu, has vowed never to campaign or support his party’s governorship candidate in the State.
Shittu, who contested the APC governorship primary in the state but was disqualified by the leadership of the party, said it would not make sense for him to “be defrauded out of a primary process and still simply behave like a slave” supporting the system that cheated him.
He stated this while speaking with journalists in an interactive session in Abuja on Wednesday.
“I will be a bastard to be defrauded out of a party primary and behave as if I’m a slave. They asked us to pay N22 million (nomination form) and didn’t advertise any condition other than as provided in the constitution.
“After we have been screened and certified, the chairman of our party unilaterally and in violation of the constitution got me out of the way so that they can impose newcomers on the party. Somebody who was barely two months in the APC.
“You cannot expect me at my level to support such candidate. I believe I gave enough warning. Of course they had the opportunity and they missed it and the party will certainly pay for it,” Shittu said.
The Minister added that the reconciliation move by the party may not yield positive results if there was no commitment to right the wrongs done to party men.