APC Primaries: Amosun Threatens To Dump Party

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Baring last minute move, Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun

and his political loyalists  may have concluded arrangements to dump
the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Accord Party.

The indication of the move was made known last night following a
threat issued by the governor during a meeting with party leaders and
loyalists across the 20 local government areas of the state
The threat according to findings was sequel to the refusal of APC
National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to uphold the candidacy
of his anointed governorship candidate, Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade
and other aspirants that emerged through thye Primaries conducted by
the Governor..
Amosun issued this threat during a meeting with some party leaders and
his loyalists across the 20 local government areas of the state held
at his private residence located inside Ibara GRA, Abeokuta.
According to a source who was present at the meeting, the governor,
who briefed his loyalists on the outcome of his meeting with President
Muhammadu Buhari as well as the national leadership of APC, did not
give any hint on the party he may join.
He further told our correspondent that Amosun informed them that
rather than the NWC iron out the issue of the governorship, he was
asked to share the national and state assemblies tickets with certain
group of individuals, who, according to him, did not participate in
both the governorship and legislative primaries.
The source added that the governor berated those he termed “Abuja
connection APC” for standing rules of the primary election on its head
and produced Abiodun as the party’s candidate instead of Akinlade, who
emerged through a direct primary.
The Ogun governor, the source stated, made it clear that he could not
work with Abiodun, who he said lacked the wherewithal to win a
senatorial district, let alone the whole of Ogun State, insisting he
would rather bid APC goodbye rather than accept his candidacy.
When told about a rumour making the rounds that the governor may
likely defect to the Accord Party, the source insisted the governor
was silent on the choice of the party, but made it clear that he would
never defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).sunnewsonline



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