OYOGist.com has learned that a group of Youths in All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of APC Youth Assembly has sent a message to the leader of the Unity Group faction of APC in Ondo State, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, asking him not to contest the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.
The Unity Group has been in a running battle with the incumbent Governor of the State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu over his handling of the party in the state. Boroffice has been at the forefront of the struggle and has been warned not to destroy his hard earned work by opting to contest instead of coordinating the group to wrestle power out of the hand of Akeredolu.
The full statement reads:
RE-OPEN LETTER TO PROF ROBERT AJAYI BOROFFICE
Dear Distinguished Senator,
Let us say without any iota of flattery that we attest to your outstanding record as dependable and well rooted leader, a loyal party man and an enviable ambassador of the party at all levels that you have served. We appreciate you.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it, Benjamin Franklin wisely said.
Despite the state onslaught deployed against your candidacy and personality since the last governorship election in 2016 upto the 2019 election, we thank you for putting the past behind you. We again sincerely commend you for how you have been a rallying point to unite our divided party in Ondo state in order to position it back to winning ways after the poor outing which saw us losing several National Assembly seats in the 2019 elections, posterity will never forget your sacrifice.
Most distinguished sir, we read with utmost disbelief a publication by some presumed and disguised lover of you and your record under the auspices of Sunshine Patriotic Vanguard, wooing you to contest the October 2020 governorship election. We carefully read how they tried to sweetalk you into considering such position using your unstained and enviable records. We want to say that while their mouth drips honey, their heart is filled with bile. Be careful not to fall for their deceit!
Yes, records are there to encourage and act as stimulant to do more but the ability to recongnise the limit and appreciate when one’s record of service is at a peaceful equilibrium will allow him to spot a blackmail and an attempt to soil his reputation. This is what your supposed suitor are trying to do to your reputation. Your political career has been stable more than that of any politician in Ondo state in recent times, and they want you to shed some good accolades off your shoulder and retire with disgruntled followers who were once singing your hallelujah. “Ma a jo lo, mo n w’eyin e” Don’t fall for the bait.