Ogun State Chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has reacted to a petition sent to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Adullahi Adamu, by Ayodele Oludiran, which called for the disqualification of Governor Dapo Abiodun from contesting the 2023 election.
This is as APC begins screening of political aspirants.
The group, while describing the petition as spurious and worthless, urged Adamu and the APC leadership to ignore such petition, saying that it was a political season and all manner of strategies would be deployed to nullify the candidacy of leading political figures.
Some loyalists of Governor Abiodun had earlier alleged that Oludiran was being sponsored by the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Speaking at a press conference in Abeokuta, the state’s IPAC chairman, Comrade Samson Okusanya, accused Amosun and some political gladiators of sponsoring Oludiran to stop him from contesting for second term.
Okusanya urged the national leadership of the APC to disregard the “rantings of the drowning politicians and power maniacs”.
Urging the APC to jettison the petition, IPAC said that the council was ready to resist any attempt by the former governor and his cohorts to disqualify Abiodun’s second term bid.
The IPAC’s chairman also explained that the group would not allow itself to be part of any plan to disqualify Abiodun from contesting the 2023 polls.
Calling on Ogun people to support Abiodun for another tenure.
The letter to the APC reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to the petition written and signed by one Ayodele Oludiran on behalf of a group seeking the disqualification of Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, the Executive Governor of Ogun State. To our consternation, we found out that the petition is spurious, not genuine and a calculated attempt to disparage the person of the Governor.”