Ogun Lawmakers Join Akinlade In APM
Speaking with newsmen today in Abeokuta, the spokesman of aggrieved aspirants, Lamidi Olatunji said they “have come to inevitable conclusion to actualise their ambitions in APM.”
Naija News learnt that the aspirants would be joining Amosun’s anointed candidate, Adekunle Akinlade who as earlier reported, had equally defected to APM last Thursday, having lost APC governorship ticket to Dapo Abiodun.
Olatunji, however, pledged their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.
He said “We also wish to acknowledge the fatherly role of President Muhammadu Buhari in seeking to sustain the tenets of democracy fairness and equity in the resolution of the crisis in Ogun APC.
“We regret that Mr President’s efforts were frustrated by the forces that are hellbent in taking the Southwest back to the dark age of slavery where unelected kingpins direct the affairs of the people.”
He directed their supporters and admirers to move into APM as “the new vehicle for the development of Ogun State.”
Daily Trust reports that two serving Commissioners, Dayo Adeneye (Information and Strategy) and Modupe Mujota (Education, Science and Technology) were among the defectors.
Recall that the aggrieved aspirants backed by Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had claimed that the mandate given to them during October 7 legislative primary of APC was stolen by the national leadership of APC.
Amosun had specifically accused the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole of “perpetrating another evil” in Ogun State barely few days after his “candidates” were not given Candidates Form (CF001) at the expiration of submission of candidate’s names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).