Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, of not being truthful with what really transpired during the party’s 2019 governorship primaries recently held in the state.
The governor, in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Opeyemi Soyombo, also lambasted the Acting Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Lanre Issa Onilu, accusing him of deliberately peddling falsehood to deceive members of the public.
He said, “The imbroglio over the primaries of Ogun State has brought to the fore the danger the APC faces in the hands of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and few members of the NWC like Onilu, who are in cahoots with him.
“Oshiomhole removed four of the nine winners of the primaries and replaced them with acolytes of Chief Olusegun Osoba and Dapo Abiodun. This level of arbitrariness hardly has precedence in the annals of party politics in Nigeria.
“Let us also state that the unguarded statements of Onilu on the controversy trailing the last primaries of the party in Ogun State, represent nothing but a pack of lies aimed at – but not limited to – confusing members of the public regarding the grand fraud that is being presented as fact.
“It is important to note that he was not yet the Publicity Secretary when the primaries took place, it is therefore assumed that his account of the primaries was drawn from the briefing he received from the same personalities who perpetrated the fraud they seek to foist on the good people of Ogun State.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we state for the umpteenth time that there was no gubernatorial primaries in Ogun State other than the one held on October 2 that produced Hon. Adekunle Akinlade as governorship candidate.
“The claim by Mr. Onilu of a phoney court injunction restraining the Ogun State APC executive committee from participating in the conduct of the primaries is a fabrication to defraud the people of the state.
“Members of the APC in Ogun State charge leaders of the party to call Comrade Oshiomhole to order before he puts the chances of the party in the 2019 elections in jeopardy.”