The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress says it had always known that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s commissioner, Olawale Olowo, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday, was a mole for the opposition party.
The Publicity Secretary of Lagos APC, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said Oluwo, who has since resigned from his position as the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, was a traitor.
The APC said Oluwo who is an ally of former lawmaker, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, had gone with Afikuyomi when the latter dumped the party to pursue his failed governorship bid in 2007.
The party said when Afikuyomi returned to the party, he and Oluwo were reabsorbed into the APC and were given appointments under the then Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
It said rather than remain loyal to the party for its magnanimity, Oluwo decided to return to his old ways.
The statement read in part, “It has been necessary to put this in true context so as to dismiss the false and capricious insinuation that his resignation was in principled objection to the party’s last primaries. Far from it! He was only playing true to type, seeking as he had done in 2007 to reap from the primaries.
“He has further showed that he has been a mole of the PDP and has been working to undermine the APC. His exit is a signal to other like minds who may wish to follow his trail.”
The party described Oluwo as an opportunist who only used the APC to achieve his selfish motives.
According to the APC, the former commissioner attempted to install his wife as a local government chairman by all means but was stopped by the party leadership.
The statement added, “Oluwo had hardly resumed as the commissioner when he began his plot to use that office to advance his quest for political fiefdom. The object of his ambition was the positioning of his wife as the chairman of a local government.
“However, alert party men and women raised the alarm about his anti-party antecedents wondering why someone who recently joined the party would want to use his position as commissioner to impose his wife on the constituency.”