Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has vowed that the alleged attempt by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to hand over the state to a “gang” would be resisted.
He made the vow on Thursday in reaction to an earlier statement by Oshiomhole justifying his actions over the primaries of the party held recently.
In Ogun State, the Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee favoured Dapo Abiodun against Amosun’s choice for the governorship ticket of the party, Adekunle Akinlade.
In the statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, the governor said in addition to APC members, the entire people of Ogun would resist the attempt to allegedly force anyone on them.
“They remain resolved that the attempt to hand over their state and their patrimony to a rapacious gang of expansionists in the South-West will be resisted, not only by members of the APC but by the entire people of Ogun State who are too enlightened to tolerate such abomination,” he said.
Describing the action taken by Oshiomhole as injustice, he said he had denied the people of Ogun State their wishes.
He berated the party chairman, saying that he did not follow the rules and guidelines of the party.
The statement reads in part: “Oshiomhole knows that there were no other gubernatorial primaries held in Ogun State other than the one that produced Adekunle Akinlade as candidate.
“He knows that the primaries into national and legislative offices were won 100 per cent by those declared winners by the panel he sent to Ogun State to oversee the exercise.
“He knows that the shenanigans of unknown court injunctions, unknown appeal panels and all sorts unleashed on the process by him and his cohorts are premeditated schemes executed to deny the members of the APC their true choice of candidates in the elections.
“Oshiomhole knows, as we know, that in the instance of the last primaries in Ogun State, he has fallen short of the minimum standards of justice, equity and fairness. Our consolation lies in the fact that in the fullness of time, what remains unknown to the public will become bare and everyone will see Oshiomhole and his co-travellers for who they are.
“In his conduct, Oshiomhole has exhibited disdain for the interest of the APC and that of the National Leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari.”