#BounceExclusive: Ogun Senator Almost Kicked Out Of APC Meeting
An All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator from Ogun State was almost kicked out of a meeting called by party leaders to deliberate on modalities for the party’s forthcoming primaries in the state.
At the meeting, the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun declared his intention to contest for a Senate seat after his eight year-term as governor in 2019.
Incidentally, the governor is eyeing the seat of the senator that was also kicked out
The meeting, which was held at the Mitros Hall inside GRA, Abeokuta on Wednesday, September 5th had barely started when one of the party chieftains moved a motion that Senator Lanre Tejuosho, representing Ogun Central be excused from the sitting.
This, according to the party chieftain, was because Tejuosho is no longer a loyal member of the party and cannot be trusted.
Tejuosho was among some APC senators who announced their defection on the floor of the Senate some weeks ago but later returned.
Multiple sources at the meeting, told Bounce News that the motion to kick out Tejuosho enjoyed the support of party chiefs in attendance.
But for the governor’s intervention and appeal made by a few other members, the senator would have been kicked out by the security men at the venue.
It was gathered that before the governor’s intervention, Tejuosho was said to have insisted that he remains a valid APC member since his defection was not backed by any official letter.
The senator was said to have asked for the reasons behind the party’s attempt to kick him out citing as example, the case of the party chairman, Derin Adebiyi, who reportedly left the Amosun camp in the past and was allowed to return without a query from the party.
Adebiyi was said to have replied Tejuosho immediately that he was not ‘a coward like the senator because he made his grievances known before leaving’.
Frayed nerves were later said to have been calmed by the governor and others.
It was after the matter was resolved that Governor Amosun announced his 2019 senate bid.
The meeting unanimously agreed to an indirect primary, but plans to adopt direct primary should the former fail to meet the party’s desire.
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