By Aderemi Bamgbose
Former Ondo Commissioner for Agriculture, Pastor Olusegun Aiyerin, has dumped All Progressives Congress (APC), indicating that he has not been well rewarded for his contributions for the emergence of the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
Ayerin, who noted that he resigned as a serving commissioner of Agriculture in Ondo State in 2016 to join APC accused the party of rewarding indolence instead of hard work.
The former commissioner announced his decision to dump the APC in a letter addressed to the chairman of APC in llutitun Ward 1 on Tuesday.
In the letter, he noted that his vision to join hands with other members of the party to ensure inclusivity based on fair play, equity and justice “have now become a mirage.”
The former two-term chairman of Okitipupa Local Government therefore said it will be comical for him to continue to delude myself and my faithful followers that all is well.
His letter reads, “I, Pastor Olusegun Aiyerin hereby resign my membership of APC with immediate effect after due consultation with members of my family, my ardent followers and supporters.
“It is to be recalled that upon overtures from Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, a few governors and one Honourable Minister, I resigned as the serving Commissioner for Agriculture, Ondo State to join APC in 2016.
“Having taken stock of my active participation in and contribution to elections culminating in victories that birthed the present administration, subsequent elections as well as my personal sacrifices.
“I have come to a finite and final conclusion that the reward mechanism of the party is tainted with a lot of indifference to hard work and performance while encouraging reward for indolence,” he said.
Aiyerin noted that his vision which was to join hands with other chieftains in the state to usher in a party of inclusivity based on fair play, equity and justice which “have now become a mirage.”
“It will therefore be comical to continue to delude myself and my faithful followers that all is well.
“Thanking the party through you for the opportunity to make our humble strides in the area of contributing towards the development of the party while it lasted.
“Wishing you the best of luck; and do accept my warmest regards,” Aiyerin said.