AKURE- A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, has attributed the failure of APC in Osun-West Senatorial bye-election held on Saturday July 8th, 2017, to lack of proper internal democracy and tendencies of imposition in the State chapter of the Party.

Adesanya, who is the spokesperson of the Party in Ondo, made this known while addressing journalists in Akure.

He said, “it is corruption and against the tenets of democracy to impose the will of few individuals on the collective wills of the majority. In democracy, leaders are made when the followers freely submit their sovereignty to them, not by imposition. There must be mutual respect and recognition for committed and loyal Party members (especially financial members) when critical decisions are to be taken. The Party had paid dearly for all these in both elections and governance”.

“Why can’t we learn from what ensued recently over imposition of candidates during the Local Government primaries election in our Lagos chapter?

“Our Party in the State of Osun, had just paid for lack of internal democracy, mutual respect for members, and discriminatory leadership.

“Adesanya therefore, admonished all state chapters of the Party to always abide by the tenets of the Party’s Constitution in nominating candidates for elections. Party’s affairs should be handled maturely and decision taken should be all-inclusive. That will encourage commitment and loyalty among members. Leaders must not encourage lawlessness by rewarding anti-party activities of members with appointment as we have seen recently in Osun.

“It is high time we channel a new course and embrace our Party’s constitution in its entirety in the best interest of all and sundry, he concluded”.