Former Minister of State for Education, Sen. Iyabo Anishulowo , on Wednesday, accused the trio of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Adams Oshiomhole and Former Ogun governor , Chief Olusegun Osoba of being the mastermind of the ongoing gubernatorial crisis brewing in Ogun state.
The former senator made the allegation during a media chart with journalists in Ilaro area of Ogun state barely 24 hours after the Secretary to the Ogun state government, Barr Taiwo Adeoluwa came hard on the national Chairman over alleged imposition of candidate on the state.
Sen. Anishulowo who was leading the vanguard of the clamour for an Ogun West governor come 2019 stressed that it saddened her heart that an Ogun west son had never been allowed to govern the state since its creation 42 years.
She further explained that she, among other Ogun West elders began the struggle for the Ogun west libration over 30years ago,describing 2019 as the best opportunity for the region.
The Senator disclosed that the Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s preferred candidate was unanimously chosen by a council of elders which she belongs to after serious screening .
Anishulowo who specifically said that the vice President was supporting another guber aspirant, Dapo Abiodun on the basis of friendship , vehemently warned Osinbajo not to cause crisis in the state as he never practised his politics in Ogun but in Lagos state.
Anishulowo also threatened to engage anyone who contest against the Ogun West candidate spiritually before expressing shock over the conduct of the Wednesday’s direct primary in her environment in Ilaro,as she attested to the presence of hoodlums in their large numbers in and around the metropolis.
Her words, ” I feel very sad that after 42 years of the existence of Ogun State, Ogun west is still yet to produce a governor.
” Our party has zoned the governorship ticket to Ogun state under the leadership of our leader and governor of the state Senator Ibikunle Amosun. We have 11 aspirants who showed interest from Ogun West but in the elders council which consist of 21 districts across the senatorial district.
“After a lot of work, we picked Hon. Abdualkabir Akinlade but in the last two weeks we have been seeing some unseen hands in our issues especially as it concerns the governorship race.
“After we have waited for about three days, the National Electoral Committee came on Monday night but an aspirant who is been backed by the national office of our party came with thugs and disrupted the whole process.
“Yes,Oshiomole and Osinbajo are involved we heard that he is being backed on the basis of friendship. Because Dapo Abiodun is a friend to the Vice President.
“The Vice President did not play his politics here in Ogun state,I can say that because in my over 30 years in politics I haven’t seen him here in Ogun state, We only heard that he was commissioner in Lagos and his brother was a commissioner here and whenever we meet they are very respectful. But we can not deny him of the fact that he has his root from Remo but it is not the time of Remo.
“Here, it is not about who an individual likes, it about supporting anyone who emerges from this axis(Ogun west) but I will not support any candidate from either Ogun East or central this time.
“But for Oshiohomole everybody knows him, if he is fighting the system, what about the system that made him the national Chairman? How clean was the process? He emerged through consensus and he wants to turn everything upside down for us here.
“So, we are begging every law abiding citizen of Nigeria to please call our National Chairman and other people that are fueling trouble to put Ogun state on fire to order”.