The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State on Thursday alleged that the governor of the state, Ibikunle Amosun, is plotting against the success of President Muhammadu Buhari in Saturday presidential election.
Specifically, the party accused the governor of plotting in connivance with Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against the APC in Ogun State in the election.
The Publicity Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee in the state, Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye, made this known in a statement he issued.
He stated that the governor was plotting to reduce the margin of the victory of President Muhammadu 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.”
The statement read: “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.”
Oladunjoye said further: “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 corps 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,” Oladunjoye concluded.