Ogun APC seeks Amosun’s removal from presidential election council


The All Progressives Congress in Ogun State has called for the removal of Governor Ibikunle Amosun as the head of the Presidential Campaign Council in the state.
The state party, in a letter written to its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, expressed dissatisfaction with the appointment of the governor as the head of the presidential campaign council.
The APC stated this in a petition jointly signed by state party executives, serving and former elective office holders as well as the governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, which was made available to journalists in Abeokuta.
The party added that its executive council and entire members at the state level had passed a vote of no confidence in the governor as the leader of PCC in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari had, a few weeks ago, inaugurated the council with the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, serving as co-chairman to him.
All the governors in the APC controlled-states have also been made the leader of the council in their respective states.
But in the petition, which was obtained, the signatories accused Amosun of anti-party activities which included the endorsement of the governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, and alleged de-marketing of the party in the state.
The petition titled ‘Re: Petition against the Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, for anti-party activities and utterances, where the governor was quoted to have said, ‘I will work against Ogun APC governorship candidate’.
Amosun was also accused of treating leaders and the governorship candidate of the party in the state with disdain.
The petition read in part, “Senator Ibikunle Amosun, who, though, a leader and 2019 senatorial candidate of our party, has, since the governorship primaries of October 3, 2018, consistently been working at cross- sections and objectives with other leaders and our 2019 governorship candidate with high disdain and insolence as enunciated below.
“He sponsored and encouraged members of our party, who are his followers, to defect from the APC to the APM, a hitherto unknown political party in Ogun State.
“At every opportunity, he exhibits an open surreptitious gall and bitterness against leaders of our party who he describes as fraudulent, untruthful and full of deceit.
“He declared with gusto at a public gathering on December 31, 2018 with local and international press in attendance that ‘APC will lose Ogun governorship election. He repeated the same statement at another forum.
“Finally, in view of the open declaration of war on Ogun State APC as well as the blatant destruction of all party apparatuses at all levels by the governor, coupled with his blatant hostility to all APC candidates.
“We, on behalf of our loyal party members, have lost confidence in the governor and do not trust his sincerity to head the Presidential Campaign Council in Ogun State.”