Amosun, APC disagrees over outcome of election

The governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun and his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) seem not to be on the same page as they both disagree over the party’s performance at last Saturday’s election.

According to Amosun, the victory recorded by President Mohammadu Buhari in the state was as a result of a coalition facilitated by his loyalists both in the APC and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM).

Amosun, who emerged the winner of the senatorial election for Ogun Central on the platform of the APC said; “I am happy for the result of the election. People have benefited from it. That is the way life is, people know who they were voting for in the APC.

“Clearly, when the result was out, check Mr President’s result and check mine, you will see that there are little differences.”

The governor who accused some party members and leaders of ganging up against his ambition added that, “Those that want us are between 80 and 90 per cent and those that don’t want us are about 10 per cent; that is life.

“I don’t hate anybody. Truly, I wasn’t taking them seriously that they wanted to gang up against me. But if you see the result of the election, you will know that truly they ganged up against me.

“But that God in me is far greater than the one that is in all of them.”

However, the party in a statement by Tunde Oladunjoye, the Publicity Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee in the state, thinks otherwise, as it said Amosu would have lost the Ogun Central senatorial election, but for the APC.

Oladunjoye who thanked party members for not disgracing Amosun at the polls, also revealed that APM members cast 10,038 votes against Amosun who was the combined candidate of the APC and the APM.

The statement read, “We have cause to thank the good people of Ogun State for voting massively for President Buhari and other APC candidates as shown in the final results.

“We must also thank the people of Ogun Central Senatorial District, who, as good party loyalists, listened to the call of our foremost leader, Aremo Segun Osoba, who pleaded with the people not to disgrace Amosun.

“In fact, APM made the poorest outing despite the billions of Ogun taxpayers’ money expensed by Amosun on the moribund project, as the party scored just about seven per cent of the total votes in Amosun’s senatorial district and less than five per cent across the state.”

He also said that contrary to Amosun’s claim, members of the APM especially in Ogun East Senatorial District voted against Buhari.

Oladunjoye added, “They were openly telling voters that they were not concerned about Buhari’s re-election, but we thank God for the voters who stood their ground and voted for Buhari and the APC.

“Our findings also revealed the use of serving commissioners and other appointees of Amosun to harass voters and intimidate the electoral officers.”

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