By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti
Some youths in the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has apoligised to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye over some comments credited to the Chairman of the party, Mr. Jide Awe.
According to the Convener of the group, Mr Tope Ogunkuade and Secretary, Mr. Tunji Adeleye, Awe lacked the mandate of the party to make such derogatory statement against Adeboye whom they described as a revered man of God.
Awe had in a statement issued recently insinuated that Adeboye may have collected bribe from Governor Ayodele Fayose to declare support for him.
Faulting the locus of Awe to make the statement, the youths wrote that, “We wish to state that in saner climes, he (Jide Awe) will not even be parading himself as Chairman of any political party.
“Most importantly, we cannot join anyone in rebutting the highly offensive statement made against a revered man of God like Pastor Adeboye and the entire RCCG, because when the so-called State Exco of the APC being led by Chief Jide Awe did the same against the Osun State Governor, Alhaji Rauf Aregbesola, simply because he visited Governor Fayose and made positive comments about the governor, we frown at it.
“Also, it was this same Jide Awe led Exco that ridiculed our Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, by shunning the meeting he held with party leaders simply because he chose to hold the meeting in the Ado Ekiti residence of Senator Babafemi Ojudu.”
On the way forward for the party in the state, they wrote, “We are therefore not surprised that such an offensive statement can come from Chief Jide Awe, and any member of our party that want to defend him should first ask why he has been occupying the same party secretariat as State Chairman since 2006!”
“It is therefore on this note that we, as responsible and progressive youths of the APC in Ekiti State wish to dissociate ourselves from this abusive comments made against Pastor Adeboye by Chief Jide Awe and his bunch of impostors still masquerading as State Exco of our party. They do not speak for us.”