We have certainly not heard the last of the recent All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ogun state as the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun has slammed the party leaders.
Amosun has accused the national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu and a chieftain of the party, Chief Olusegun Osoba of hiding from the fact.
The governor also called the process, which saw Dapo Abiodun emerge as the party’s candidate, a fraud.
Amosun was speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the chief judge of the state, Mosunmola Dipeolu, at government house in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday.
He also took a thinly veiled swipe at the chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for recognizing the ‘fraud’.
Amosun said even President Muhammadu Buhari is aware that primary election was not conducted in the state “other than the one we held”.
“He (the president) knows that they just went to Lagos, write all results, and that what they did is fraud. If the national working committee or the national chairman said there was any election in Ogun state, it was all fraud,” Amosun said.
“The issue of Chief Osoba and Asiwaju and co, what we said was that there was a deafening silence from their end, and silence means consent. We have not heard a word from any of them. Was there any election in Ogun state? Yes or No? They should come out and speak… they are hiding behind one finger, they cannot come out.”
The governor had said he was under pressure to leave the party following the outcome of the primary election.
The party’s national working committee had cleared Dapo Abiodun as winner of the primary against the wish of Amosun whose candidate is Abiodun Akinlade.