2019: Governor Amosun Perfects Plans To Dump APC
The crisis in the All Progressives Congress over its primaries may worsen in a matter of days as there are strong indications that the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, is set to defect to the Democratic Peoples Party.
Investigations revealed that Amosun had already positioned his close allies and top government officials in the state in the DPP to contest against the candidates of the ruling party.
A reliable APC source, who claimed to be fully involved in the governor’s plans, said on Saturday that the officials would move ahead of him before Amosun would eventually join them.
The source added, “The plan is that he may not leave now, but he (Amosun) will leave.
“He already has candidates for the three senatorial zones and nine House of Representatives seats in the DPP.”
According to findings, the candidate for the Ogun East Senatorial District is Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, who is the current state’s Commissioner for Health.
In Ogun Central, the candidate is Bolanle Adeyemi, a serving Senior Special Assistant to the governor.
For the Ogun West Senatorial District, the governor’s candidate is the current Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Energy, Taiwo Fagbemi.
It was learnt that “they (officials and aides) are to be substituted with the consensus candidates on or before the December 1 deadline for withdrawal/final substitution of candidates.”
Some of the identified candidates, who, however, spoke on condition of anonymity said on Friday, confirmed that they were on their way to the DPP on the instruction of the embattled governor.
“Yes, it is true, the governor has said we should move to the DPP, but I cannot make any official comment now. Oga will join us later,” one of them in the National Assembly said.
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