Ogun APC seeks to remove Amosun from presidential campaign council

The Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has written a letter to the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole seeking the removal of the governor of the state, Ibikunle Amosun as the head of the Presidential Campaign Council in the state.

The party described Amosun as a disloyal member of the party who had since been working against the interest of the party and ultimately, the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Amosun was also accused of endorsing the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, and de-marketing of the party in the state .

It then passed a vote of no confidence in the governor who is the party’s senatorial candidate for Ogun central.

A petition jointly signed by state party executives, serving and former elective office holders as well as the governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, where the party expressed their dissatisfaction was made available to journalists in Abeokuta.

The petition read in part, “Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who, though, a leader and 2019 senatorial candidate of our party, has, since the governorship primaries of October 3, 2018, consistently been working at cross- sections and objectives with other leaders and our 2019 governorship candidate with high disdain and insolence as enunciated below.

“He sponsored and encouraged members of our party, who are his followers, to defect from the APC to the APM, a hitherto unknown political party in Ogun State.

“At every opportunity, he exhibits an open surreptitious gall and bitterness against leaders of our party who he describes as fraudulent, untruthful and full of deceit.

“He declared with gusto at a public gathering on December 31, 2018 with local and international press in attendance that ‘APC will lose Ogun governorship election. He repeated the same statement at another forum as reported by ThisDay newspaper.

“Finally, in view of the open declaration of war on Ogun State APC as well as the blatant destruction of all party apparatuses at all levels by the governor, coupled with his blatant hostility to all APC candidates.

“We, on behalf of our loyal party members, have lost confidence in the governor and do not trust his sincerity to head the Presidential Campaign Council in Ogun State.”

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