A group of youths in All Progressives Congress has accused Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State of playing a spoiler game to dwindle the fortunes of the party in Ogun State in the 2019 general election.
The group, National Youth Democratic Network, while addressing a Press Conference in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, said it can not continue to maintain criminal silence with what it called brigandage, indiscipline and outright abuse of democratic space by the governor.
The State coordinator of the group, Solanke Hamzat, while reading the text of the statement said it amounts to an insult on the sensibility of the party members that Amosun will abandon the candidate of APC for candidate of another party.
It will be recalled that following the rancorous primaries of the party in October 2018, governor Amosun has vowed not to support the candidate of APC in the state, Dapo Abiodun while throwing his weight behind his choice candidate, Adekunle Akinlade who was edged out of the primaries and had since adopted Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM.
Solanke said the group, as students of history, is aware of the damaging result of the action of the Governor which is also capable of eating deep into the fabrics of the party, erode party discipline and supremacy.
The group called on the Governor to retrace his step, embrace party decision on Abiodun and submit his interest to the principle and supremacy of the party by switching his support from Akinlade.
Should Amosun failed to heed the advice, the group also called on him to immediately resign his membership of APC and drop the senatorial ticket given to him by the party.
The group also called on relevant authorities to declare the seat of Akinlade vacant and conduct a substitution election before the general election.
It also called on the Ogun State House of Assembly and other relevant agencies to investigate Amosun with a view to unraveling the level of commitment of public fund to the APM project in the State.
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Author: Sulaiman Fasasi