Alleged 2019 Guber Poll Rigging: Ogun APC to probe Amosun

Posted by News Express | 14 August 2022 | 340 times

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•Dapo Abiodun and Ibikunle Amosun

 

The state leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State may likely quiz the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun over his claim that the 2019 governorship election in the state was rigged in favour of the incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun.

There were indications that the party’s leadership may take a hard step on the senator’s claim when the party’s leaders from the 20 local government areas of the state had a closed-door meeting in Abeokuta on Saturday and expressed their displeasure over the allegation.

The state Chairman of the party, Yemi Sanusi, who berated Amosun over his claim, described such outburst as un-senatorial and unbecoming of a supposed statesman.

It was learnt that after the meeting, the party’s leaders called for disciplinary measures against such anti-party acts, which they likened to the ex-governor’s support for All Progressives Movement’s governorship candidate in 2019 resulting in his suspension.

Sanusi declared that, being the acting chairman of the party in 2019, he observed that the election that produced the incumbent governor was the most credible in the history of the state.

He said the electorate trooped out and overwhelmingly voted for Governor Abiodun and protected their votes from being overturned by riggers.

Sanusi, therefore, called on the party’s leaders and members to reciprocate the kind gesture of Governor  Abiodun by working hard to ensure  his re-election in 2023.

Meanwhile, in preparation for the general election, Governor Abiodun donated a bus to the party’s state executive council with a view to enhancing their operations ahead of the 2023 poll and in appreciation of their contributions towards the growth of democracy in the state.

He described the party’s state executive as a partner in progress, commending them for their sterling leadership which made it possible for them to keep the party united.

The governor, therefore, promised support for the party to sustain its membership drive, emphasising that all hands mist be on deck as the party gets prepared for the forthcoming general elections.  (Independent)


Source: News Express

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