Amosun’s Last Minute Plot To Save His Anointed Candidate Suffers Setback
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he lacked the power to upturn the decision taken by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the matter of Ogun governorship candidacy of Hon. Abdul-Kabir Adekunle Akinlade .
Amosun dismisses alleged defection from APC after meeting with President Buhari pic.twitter.com/J9KAx8i8t6
— Arinzedominc (@arinzedominc) October 22, 2018
Naija News understands that Governor Amosun had, on Sunday, led the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Olu of Ilaro and the Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and the former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, to allegedly plead with President Buhari, to intervene in the happenings in Ogun APC.
You were given the platform to contest following the dead of Dipo Dina. Party loyalists supported you to defeat the likes of OBJ & OGD.
Fast forward to 2018, you wanted to impose your candidate on the party and you were denied. The best thing to do is leave the party.
— Adetola A. Kehinde (Omo Igbomina) (@Buhari_Ghandi) October 12, 2018
The details of the meeting could not be ascertained, but according to a reliable source, the president made it clear to the delegate that he could not interfere in the party affairs, especially on the decision that had been decided upon and ratified by the NWC.
The source further stated that members of the delegation, which met with the president around mid-day, had flown to Abuja around 8.30a.m from Lagos on a chattered flight, to exert their influence on Buhari to prevail on the national leadership of the party, to allow Amosun’s anointed governorship candidate scale through as APC candidate in the state.
This plea, according to the source, was declined by the president, who declared the delegation that intervening in the issue would negate his principle of non interference in party affairs.