The recent inauguration of elected APC chairmen across the country seems to be drawing another battle line of supremacy in the Ondo State chapter of the party.

Just when members of the party are congratulating the newly sworn- in leader, Ade Adetimehin, the elected factional chairman, Idowu Otetubi is threatening to upturn the entire process in due time.

Otetubi dropped the bombshell while reacting to the swearing in of Adetimehin, done in Abuja on Tuesday, saying more events will unfold in coming days.

“While I will advise that you watch and monitor events as they unfold in the next few weeks, don’t forget that a new National Chairman will come in on 23rd June.

"All I will tell you for now is that Adetimehin's days in office are numbered and you will soon confirm that when the new National chairman is sworn- in" he said.

Party members who are loyal to the Ade Adetimehin described the statement as an empty threat.

(Photo: Idowu Otetubi)

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"It is quite unfortunate that Otetubi is yet to learn his lesson. If by now he is still threatening to offstage a legitimate chairman of a party, then I wonder when he would wake up to reality.

"For me, I see his threat as an empty one because he has already lost out in the scheme of things. All he is trying to do is to get a cheap recognition and undeserved publicity in the media. That is all," said Idowu Ademoye.

The newly sworn-in chairman was however not available for comment.

Adetimehin was sworn in by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun in the company of 32 other state chairmen at the APC secretariat in Abuja.

While Adetimehin was elected at the state congress held May 19, 2018 at the International Event Centre, Akure, Otetubi emerged the factional chairman same day in Owena, Ifedore local government area of the State.

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