Notable leaders of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared support for the Minister of Youths and Sports
Development, Chief Sunday Dare, declaring that any group within the party that tries to rubbish his efforts to ensure the party’s victory at state and national levels is further destroying the chances of their sponsors.
A leader of the party close to Honourable Dare, who spoke on a news item that circulated on the internet on Tuesday, purporting that the minister was engaging in anti-party activities, said the development was a plot that has already failed.
Craving for anonymity, while he said “the purveyors of the divisionism are causing more problems for the unpopular and generally unaccepted gubernatorial candidate of the party.
The minister’s ally fingered the state APC
governorship candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, and some reactionary elements in his company in the unwarranted attack and blackmail of the minister.
The online report had reported that “a political group, Ojo-Oola Oyo, said the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Sunday Dare, would
later regret his anti-party activities and recent secret endorsement of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, for a second term.
But the party leaders said the statement came from a “faceless group in the party who are out to dent Sunday Dare’s reputation with amateur, cheap and crude blackmail,” adding that “the quality and characters of the people behind it do not warrant a response from the minister.”
The APC leaders said : “When we were forming APC in 2014, these renegades and irritants were Lilliputians and nowhere around progressives politics. It is too late and foolhardy for anyone to try and blackmail Minister Dare.
“Let Folarin, Omodewu and their cohorts drink the poison they prepared. The minister has made his position known. He is 100 per cent for Tinubu/Shetimma. He is, at present, playing a big role at presidential rally holding in Ilorin, Kwara State capital; period. He has no interest in the oyo guber election.” the APC Progressive leader concluded.