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Fallout of Ondo guber election: Wole Oke boys in police net.

Michael Olarewaju.

Some supporters (machineries) if Hon. Oluwole Oke representing Ijesa North (Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State) are currently in police net at Akure the Ondo State capital.

Their arrest was unconnected by the alleged aborted plans to work forr the success of the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN)as sponsored by their principal.

They were said to have been arrested at their hotel base in Akure after an intensive surveillance from a leaked security report after two days of partying and wining (Wednesday/Thursday) in Osun with a promise of twenty thousand Naira (N20,000) to each person for their role in perpetrating fraud in the election.

A reliable source informed spear gists that Hon. Oke in tandem with high wired conspiracy theory had informed close loyalists of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State that his caucus within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has perfected plans to aid the victory of the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede( SAN) in the election with machineries from Osun State. It is believed that the success of this adventure would eventually be used in negotiating for plum positions in the All Progressives Congress (APC) if and when Hon. Oke decides to cross carpet to the APC in Osun State.

The caucus was equally alleged to have wooed some members of APC in Osun State with the sweet and deceptive campaigns that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was against the presidential aspiration of their national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Hence, Tinubu is not in support of Akeredolu.

These got leaked to the leadership of APC in Osun who tactically and strategically passed it to the leadership of APC in Ondo State for necessary preventive action which was responsible for their botched mission. Thus, they were alleged to have been caught with observers jacket, party agent cards and cash.

The source also revealed that each of the machineries from Osun were mostly from Oriade Local Government Areas- specifically, Ipetu Ijesa, Ikeji Arakeji and few border communities close to Ondo State.

According to sources, Hon. Oke wanted his suspension by the PDP National secretariat lifted immediately after the party’s victory in Edo gubernatorial poll. He was not successful in doing this. He was alleged to have boasted to the party that he would use his caucus and resources aid the victory for the party in Ondo State considering the proximity of the federal constituency he is representing in Osun State to Ondo State.

This, sources disclosed was tactically done to boost his rating and acceptance within the PDP and place him as a Juggernaut within Osun APC in his eventual quest to cross carpet to APC.

To the dismay of his machineries, he was alleged to have botched out of the hotel back to Ibadan when they were rounded up by security agents.

Meanwhile, political pundits averred that Oke’s quest for power has no bounds. They added that security checks on those arrested might drag investigation further to Osun and possible apprehension of those that escaped arrest. This might be a trying period for the Honourable who is facing suspension of the National secretariat of his party while his group is not having upper hands in the underpinnings and currents of the party. His underground quest to switch loyalty to the ruling APC is equally threatened.

The arrest and possible prosecution of his machineries of supporters poses another threat to sustainability of his political leadership in his constituency.

Political observers are watching as event unfolds as aftermath of Ondo governorship election which may for the umpteenth time put Wole Oke in the eye of political storm.

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