The crisis of confidence between the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the Ogun State leadership of the party worsened at the weekend as news filtered in that he had annulled the result of the primary election of the 26 winners to the state House of Assembly.
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The 26 winners of the election remained in quandary yesterday as the date for the submission of names of candidates for the election came to a close without the party leadership giving them the INEC party candidate Form (CF001), a compulsory requirement for the election.
Under the guidelines of INEC, each candidate is expected to fill the CF001 to provide his particulars in fulfillment of the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act.
But it was revealed yesterday that across Ogun State, politicians loyal to Chief Olusegun Osoba and Dapo Abiodun who lost in the primary election were handed the CF001 Form.
The primary election was conducted by the State Electoral Committee headed by Col. Ali Ciroma on October 7.
The Ogun State government televised the election across the state and in the result announced by the Chairman of the panel, winners emerged from the 26 state constituencies contested alongside the winners of the primaries for the Senate and House of Representatives tickets.
Party leaders and members in Ogun State confirmed that none of the 26 winners of the primaries was given the CF001 Form.
“The meaning of this is that they are not candidates of the party because no one can be a candidate without filling the form. Even the candidate who won in the state constituency of the governor, Senator Amosun, was given a form. That means Governor Amosun will not have even one supporter of his in the state Assembly,” the party leader who did not want his name in print said in Abeokuta.
It was also revealed that the state Chairman of the party, Chief Aderinsola Adebiyi had kept vigil at the national secretariat of the party in the last two weeks, but the forms were not given to him.
The party had been embroiled in controversy over the gubernatorial primaries and the National Assembly primaries.
The state leadership claimed that Hon. Adekunle Akinlade won the gubernatorial primary election, but Oshiomhole had insisted that the candidate is Prince Dapo Abiodun.
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Author: Tokunbo David