Amosun Working Against Buhari in Ogun–APC

February 21, 2019

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Governor Ibikunke Amosun of Ogun State has been accused of working against the success of President Muhammadu Buhari in this weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

This allegation was made by the Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement signed on Thursday by the Publicity Secretary of Ogun State APC Caretaker Committee, Mr Tunde Oladunjoye, the ruling party said Mr Amosun was said to be working to reduce the margin of the victory of President Buhari In Ogun East and Ogun West Senatorial Districts of the state in a vainglorious attempt to send a wrong signal of his popularity in Ogun State and undermine the Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, who hails from the state.

“We have at our disposal, confirmed intelligence reports that Governor Amosun has been holding nocturnal and clandestine meetings in the last three weeks with a failed governorship Aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), whose father is a renowned betting agent.

“The purpose of the meetings is to work against APC at the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The objective, for which the governor distributed the sum of N200,000 per polling booth last week, before the postponed elections, was to ensure that President Buhari loses the election or to drastically reduce the margin of his victory in the two Senatorial districts, especially in Ogun East, where the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, hails from,” the statement said.

Mr Oladunjoye said “it would be recalled that the failed governorship aspirant recently, without any justification whatsoever, took to the mass media to disparage the Vice President, blaming him for his woes arising from the loss of the PDP’s governorship ticket, only for the same aspirant to turn around few days after to contradict himself with a boast that INEC would soon name him as his party’s candidate”.

“It was therefore acting to their planned script when the Chairman of Abeokuta North-West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Monsuru Shorunke, led thugs to disrupt the distribution of “TraderMoni” in Abeokuta on Tuesday, an action the Chairman was widely quoted in the media as having been ordered by Governor Amosun.

“In the same vein, Governor Amosun is insisting on the posting away of some corp members in Ogun West Senatorial District where he is sponsoring an APM candidate against his former Chief of Staff, Chief Olu Odebiyi, who is of the APC.

“We are using this medium to ask the Presidency to tame Governor Amosun before he sets Ogun State on fire over his egoistic and moribund self-preserving ambition,” Mr Oladunjoye said in the statement.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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